MAYOR EXCITED ABOUT PUTTING VIDEO TOGETHER FOR HGTV TO CONSIDER

Marshall Mayor Julie Schwetz invited residents to Community Bank for a brainstorming session on Monday, January 13.

Several residents turned out and ideas were batted around on how to come up with a compelling story about Marshall so that the town perhaps can get selected to be the town HGTV is looking for to receive a makeover.

According to the network, it will have a spinoff of its hit series “Home Town,” in which its hosts- Ben and Erin Napier- will spearhead the renovation of an entire municipality, from single-family homes to public parks and more.

Schwetz said she and the residents who were at the brainstorming session “came up with some places; some stories; some people to tell about Marshall to show HGTV why it is that we would like them to consider us for their project.”

The clock is ticking, with a deadline of early next month.

Marshall meets the major criteria of having a population of 40,000 or less. Submissions require a video tour of the village itself, with a focus on the buildings and areas that might need the most sprucing up, as well as stories from locals and photos that point to what’s special about that particular area. The series will span six episodes.