Hometown Takover

Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV Home Town Takeover are seeking a small town to makeover in their new home improvement series.

The hit Home and Garden Television (HGTV) series Home Town will hit the road for its upcoming new series Home Town Takeover and hopes are the two hosts Ben and Erin Napier will be headed to Metropolis for a revitalization.

According to the HGTV website, the town must have a population of less than 40,000, have homes with great architecture longing to be revealed and a Main street that needs a facelift.

Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Trish Steckenrider said the tourism office is submitting an application for the show to come to Metropolis. Steckenrider said by doing an Internet search for Hometown Takeover, people will quickly see there are a lot of towns submitting applications. "There will be a lot of competition," said Steckenrider, who said the tourism office's video will be centered on and around Ferry Street and the old Massac Theatre. Those areas, she feels, have the most potential.

According to Steckenrider, the video submissions must be less than 100 megabytes and contain a quick synopsis of the whole town.

April Reed is another Metropolis resident who is working on a video submission. Reed said her submission will not focus on one particular part of town, but rather she has included photos from various portions of the town.

"If we don't try, we won't get it," she said, adding, "The more entries, the better."

The application deadline is tomorrow. The Planet reached out to Rescue Media to find out when the winning town would be announced, but as of press time, that information was not known.

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