Extreme Home Makeover: A rousing Midwest Homecoming for the Grommesh familyMoorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - One week after leaving their South Moorhead rambler, the Grommesh family arrived to a rousing Midwest Homecoming. They got their first peak at their new home. ABC'S Extreme Makeover couldn't ask for better weather or a more welcoming crowd that gathered for hours, waiting for the family to return.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
What an incredible day for the Grommesh family. While they have been able to see their new home, they are not staying here tonight. This as ABC finishes up shooting inside. It wasn't just a reveal for the family. This became a community wide celebration today. The biggest the ABC show has ever witnessed.
Highway 75 turned into Hollywood Soundstage today. NDSU and Concordia bands entertaining thousands who jammed the Grommesh neighborhood in preparation for the big reveal.
By mid-afternoon, the white limousine made its way down the familiar avenue. The crowd went wild. Out stepped the Grommeshes, overwhelmed by the throng of supporters who had come to see the big reveal.
Within minutes, the familiar chant echoed thru an entire neighbor and the Grommeshes saw their house.
At times the family just stood in disbelief, Adair Grommesh often bending over from the emotion of it all. And no surprise, the Grommeshes seemed more concerned about their friends and neighbors who came to see this homecoming.
YVETTE KRZYZANIAKADAIR'S SISTER: “It is just overwhelming. Overwhelming.”
They broke away to shake hands and hug family who came. It is an incredible house. For an incredible family, lives changed forever.
A lot of people are wondering when this special episode will air. The latest we have from ABC is sometime around the holidays. How fitting is that.
Heritage Homes is still asking for your help raising 100-thousand dollars for the Grommeshes. The money will be put in a trust to pay down the mortgage, taxes, and insurance on the extreme house. It will also pay off the old house. You can drop off donations at any Bremer Bank in the region.
An impressive show of support thanks to this Glyndon boy. 5-year-old Beau Majerus set up a lemonade stand near the Grommesh home. In just two days, he raised 36 hundred dollars for the family and Hope Inc.