July 13, 2007


Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will thank Idaho volunteers who are working on a home building project outside of Middleton and present them with his Spirit of Idaho Award this Saturday morning. Crapo will meet with a large group of volunteers and the president of CBH Homes, Corey Barton, to thank them for a week-long effort that is being organized by the television program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The program will air later this season on the ABC network. Crapo said the round-the-clock effort by hundreds of volunteers to help Ryan and Karia Stockdale of Middleton and their children rebuild their home does Idaho proud. He noted the project is a great example of the generosity of Idahoans that will be shown nationwide on network television. CBH Homes reports up to 3,000 Idahoans have either volunteered their time or donated goods and money to help the Stockdales. Crapo will also deliver remarks on Saturday marking the 75th anniversary of the Owyhee Dam project near Adrian, Oregon. His schedule for July 14th includes the following events: Saturday, July 14th: 9:00 a.m. Middleton Presents Spirit of Idaho Award to honor volunteers rebuilding the Stockdale family home featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Meets with CBH Homes President Corey Barton, volunteers and family members at the job site off of Chief Lane, north of Middleton. 11:00 a.m. Adrian, OR Joins federal and state dignitaries and members of the Idaho and Oregon Congressional Delegations to offer remarks commemorating the 75th anniversary of the construction of the Owyhee Dam. At the site of the dam, 11 miles south of Adrian, Oregon. # # #