Last October ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition came as close as Peoria. This year, Ty Pennington and his tool belt-clad crew have set their sights on Springfield.
The celebrity builders want to construct a brand-new home for a capital city family that’s been a pillar of support for the community. They’ve inspired others through acts of goodwill, while at the same time, forgoing their own need to live in a safe environment.
Sound like anyone you know? Interested families or anyone who wants to nominate
a deserving family can e-mail the following information to
• Names and ages of each member of the household,
• A description of the home’s major
• A description of why the family has
been a positive force in the community,
• Photos of the family and of the home,
and a contact phone number for the
The family must own their own home and be able to show the need for an extreme makeover. The show’s producers have been looking for a family since late March, says associate producer Jada Bates, but have been unsuccessful. They’ve extended the submission deadline to May 22.
“We haven’t gotten as good of a response as we’d like,” Bates said. “So we wanted to make sure we looked everywhere and found the best family.”