Lexington, N.C. Family to Appear in Jan. 31st "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
January 15, 2010
A Lexington, N.C., family with three children who have a chance to go to college thanks to Catawba College and Davidson County Community College will be featured on a Sunday, January 31st episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (EMHE). That episode, featuring William and Tricia Creasy of Lexington, their twins Makenzie and Makayla, age five, and their oldest child, Britanny, age 12, airs 8-9 p.m. ET on ABC.
Catawba will provide the Creasy children with two years each of full tuition scholarships to attend the College. Catawba's gift is made in conjunction with education partner Davidson County Community College in Lexington which also will provide two years of full tuition to each of the three children. The combined gifts from the two institutions will assure that all three children have four years of college education.
The EMHE episode to air January 31st was filmed in November. Catawba College President Dr. Craig Turner and wife Annette made the presentation to the family during a press conference held Nov. 18 in front of the family's new home.
The Creaseys left their home on Nov. 11 for a trip to Disney World and returned to their new home on Nov. 17. A crowd of several thousand volunteers and onlookers were gathered for their arrival. As is the tradition in the EMHE series, a bus was moved to reveal the new home to Creaseys in front of those spectators who included folk singer Jewel and her husband, Ty Murray, a cowboy star who has also appeared on "Dancing with the Stars."
The Creasey family was selected from among five finalists (Triad area families) for the home makeover project. Tricia Creasey, a seventh grade teacher at Brown Middle School in Thomasville, N.C., is in the fourth stage of colorectal cancer. She continues to teach as she undergoes treatment.
The Creaseys home makeover is the 165th such project taken on by EMHE. The Creaseys, as well as the donors involved in their home makeover, are restricted from sharing details about the project until the episode airs.
The Emmy award-winning reality program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," in its seventh season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.