City mobilizing effort to win hometown ‘makeover’

CHILLICOTHE – Local leaders are asking for the public’s help to win a hometown makeover from HGTV as part of a new 2020 TV series

The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Chillicothe, Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Development, and the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau are banding together to help mobilize the effort

HGTV is accepting nominations for Home Town Takeover, a limited series that will star Erin and Ben Napier, and document their efforts to renovate an entire town, from single-family homes to public parks and everywhere in between.

“It’s important for all of Chillicothe to show HGTV and the Napiers that we are a small town with a shared vision for the restoration and revitalization of our community,” said Mike Throne, President, and CEO of the Chamber. “This is a great way to help keep the momentum going forward.”

Throne said the group is looking for anyone and everyone to submit their favorite projects with the hopes that the more submissions the producers see, the more they know the commitment and drive to make Chillicothe a better place.

Leaders are asking the public to submit their favorite project at before Friday, Feb. 7, which is the deadline for submissions.

Videos of the project chosen are strongly encouraged, and photos help your story as well. For those who haven’t seen the show, the new season of Home Town starts Monday, Jan. 20 on HGTV.