More than three months after volunteers from around the country descended on the Turtle Mountains to construct a new ski lodge, work continues on the project.
Annie's House is a collaboration of local groups and the national volunteer organization called "New York Says Thank You."
That's a group formed following the 9-11 terrorist attacks to offer thanks to people around the country who pitched in to help the people of New York recover from the attacks.
After the initial weekend of work by volunteers numbering in the hundreds, the completion of Annie's House has fallen to local volunteers.
Cedric Jacobson helped coordinate local volunteers for that first weekend - and now considers himself just one of the many people working to get the job done.
He says the backers of the project had hoped the handicapped-accessible ski lodge at Bottineau Winter Park would have been done by now.
But he says the hope remains that Annie's House will be open yet this winter.
(Cedric Jacobson, Annie's House Volunteer) "Right now we hope to probably be able to move in sometime about the First of February. It won't be done, but we hope to be able to operate out of here - you know have the kitchen running and the bathrooms operating and the rental shop moved up and so on. So hopefully by the end of January we can use it and finish the pieces that aren't done while it's being used."
Later this week, we'll meet more of the volunteers who are making Annie's House a reality.
Annie's House is named for Ann Nicole Nelson, the Stanley native who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, where she worked at the time.