Friday, November 19, 2021

New HGTV show, a spinoff of popular 'Home Town,' picks six towns for home, business and public projects in each

Six American towns will get a makeover next year on a new HGTV show featuring Ben and Erin Napier, hosts of the popular "Home Town" series.

In the spinoff, called "Home Town Kickstart Presented by People," the Napiers will bring in an all-star cast—including Nate Berkus and Ty Pennington—to do three types of projects in each town: "refresh the home of a local hero, give a small business a beautiful upgrade and reinvigorate a public space to enhance the residents’ quality of life and engender community pride," according to a press release.

Thousands of towns applied when HGTV announced the series in January. The winners are: Buffalo, Wyoming; Cornwall, New York; Winslow, Arizona; LaGrange, Kentucky; Thomaston, Georgia; and Minden, Louisiana.

La Grange residents are delighted about the prospect, Dakota Sherek reports for WDRB in Louisville. The community of around 10,000 is the seat of Oldham County, northeast of Louisville.

"It's certainly a fantastic achievement for our city," La Grange Mayor John Black told Sherek. "We've been working on this, these things, for years. We continue to working on making this a vibrant, cool town, and with what HGTV does, we just couldn't be more happy and excited they're going to come here and see us."

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