North East Applies for HGTV’s Home Town Takeover

North East has officially thrown its hat in the ring for the new HGTV series which plans to give one small town a well deserved makeover. Citizens of the selected town can expect to witness the rehab of multiple individual family homes as well as the revitalization of public spaces —parks, local diners or restaurants and outdoor recreation areas.

According to the HGTV website, the network the all-new concept series Home Town Takeover is a six-episode special event slated to air on HGTV in 2021.

Hosts Ben and Erin Napier not only helped rescue and enhance dozens of homes in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, they’ve also played a pivotal role in helping revitalize the city’s downtown while preserving and celebrating the town’s architectural treasures, endemic charm and historic features.

“Renovating one house at a time is an awesome experience. But the chance to support an entire town, where we help bring a community back to life — that’s something we’ve always wanted to try.”

Ben Napier

See our town’s submission below:

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About Enjoy North East

Enjoy North East is the new vintage of the North East Area Chamber of Commerce. Best known for hosting the annual Wine Fest, a three-day harvest celebration in September, our volunteer board works year-round to promote North East, its events, businesses, charming atmosphere and way of life.

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