Eldon, Iowa Wants an HGTV ‘Home Town Takeover’ [WATCH]
The Iowa town featured in Grant Wood's “American Gothic” painting has entered a new contest from HGTV!
Eldon, Iowa, home of around 900 people, "wants to lure more full-time residents and resuscitate its declining downtown," according to The Gazette. Residents of Eldon have recently faced some economic challenges, as well as two floods and a big fire. The article also states they are in need of some lodging, a grocery store, a restaurant, and more housing. That's where HGTV comes in.
Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the network's series "Home Town," are taking their show on the road for a new 6-episode special event called "Home Town Takeover." The couple has already helped to revitalize their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, so they definitely have the necessary experience. The HGTV article states:
Eldon posted their 5-minute video showcasing the town and its struggles to YouTube yesterday, where it's already received nearly 3,000 views:
We wish the best of luck to Eldon, Iowa! Read more on the town from The Gazette article HERE.