Active Sep 16, 2011 to Oct 16, 2011
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Coming to Northeast Iowa and Community Invited to Pep Rally at UNI's McLeod Center
Cedar Falls, Iowa — ABC's Emmy-winning hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in its 9th season, has selected a Northeast Iowa family to feature on its award-winning show that changes the lives of families and inspires remarkable community support.
The project relies on volunteers and Northeast Iowa residents to join. A pep rally will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at the University of Northern Iowa's McLeod Center to kick off the volunteer effort that will help accomplish this amazing feat for a deserving family.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 6 p.m. Parking and admission are free, but participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The pep rally will be hosted by Gary Kroeger, formerly of Saturday Night Live and currently Creative Director at the Mudd Group -- he'll be joined by several members of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition production team who will talk about the show and give information on how people can help. The event will also feature the Independence High School Marching Band, UNI cheerleaders and singer Elea Uhl, of Decorah.
The exact town and family details will not be released until after the door knock on Sunday,October 2, where Ty Pennington, team leader of the show, and his design team, will show up on the selected Northeast Iowa family's doorstep. Interested individuals or companies can find more information on how to volunteer time and/or resources at www.joinextreme.com/iowa.
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