Hopefully most of us know by now a little bit about the ABC hit show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, because it’s about to be as big as Texas, in East Texas!!
The reality show, which focuses on home renovations and construction for deserving families, is heading to East Texas to surprise one family with a complete home makeover. But, mums the word on just who this lucky family is, and I know we all can’t wait to find out all about them next week!
All the frenzy began yesterday with a pep rally held at Green Acres Baptist Church. The magical “door knock” happens next Thursday, Feb 25th, when Ty Pennington and the design team surprise the family and send them packing on a trip while their new home is built in just SEVEN days! (I wonder where ABC will send this family? I hope somewhere warm, so I can be there in spirit) Then, the most exciting moment will happen Thursday, March 4th, when everyone welcomes the family back to their new home by yelling “MOVE THAT BUS!”
Building a house in just 7 days is a remarkable feat. But with all the overwhelming support coming from all of our BGC partners in addition to the many hundred community volunteers, we will be able to welcome the winning family home in no time. BGC has over 90 partners that have committed to help, not including many of you that are volunteering through the local builder, Gary Bayless (he created a site specifically for volunteering + info on this project: http://www.baylessextrememakeover.com). Plus, BGC is donating food during one of the construction days and we will have one of our reefer trucks parked on the home site for the week….isn’t that cool?! We aren’t just helping one family; we’re all coming together to support the community that has supported us, BGC, for so many years.
Now….let’s start practicing our yells to “MOVE THAT BUS!”