TILDEN TWP., Pa. - Come Thursday afternoon, the big deal that northern Berks County's been waiting for will be revealed for all to see.
Wednesday night was the last night for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" volunteers and crews to finish decorating the new home of Trisha and Cora Urban.
When you look at this home it looks like something out of a storybook or a fairy tale. But before the happy ending tomorrow there is still work to be done.
Firefighters are watering the brand new lawn and helping to make sure every detail is perfect before Ty Pennington yells 'Move that bus' on Thursday.
"It's been an incredible day," said project volunteer Jeff Winters. "We're moving in furniture, we're doing mulch and landscaping, and of course watching all of the production going on as well. Which is kind of fun."
And that's part of the reason spectators came out.
"I just see that they're taking things in," observed Linda Enders of Shillington. "I talked to a few volunteers, and I guess there are some personal things they are taking in, or what have you."
We can't go in, but we can imagine the pillows and bedding going in are for making Trisha and Cora's brand new beds - a much needed change from the home they were living in before.
"I heard it was in pretty bad shape they were living in one room," said Winters. "For her to have this - I just can't imagine the reaction."
But not everything is new.
There are recycled shingles on the roof and some of the timbers are recycled from the demolished house.
I know that one of the walls in the master bedroom has paneling made out of timbers that were cut," said Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach. "It really is absolutely incredible."
Commissioner Leinbach is just one of the thousands of volunteers who is looking forward to the reveal.
"We don't want it to ever be over, he said. "And that's the message out of this whole experience - it doesn't have to be over."
"It's inspired me now to want to do more of it," said Winters.
"We, certainly in Berks County, can use a lot of help in a lot of areas," said Enders. "But we have many, many assets and many good things that we need to just build on, and [we need to] continue to do these types of things."
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