published Sunday, February 13th, 2011, updated Feb. 13th, 2011 at 4:44 p.m.

First shots filmed at Rossville 'Extreme Makeover' house


by Andy Johns
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    Staff Photo by John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press Patrick Sharrock talks to reporters in front of a neighbor's house as his parents, Michael and Cindy Sharrock, stand behind him. Their house at 179 Monahaw was chosen Sunday for the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

The family of the Rossville “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” got its first chance to film a scene at their house just after 3:30 p.m.

The Sharrock family and designers pulled up in front of the Monahaw Avenue house in the famous Extreme Makeover bus. Show host Ty Pennington was first off the bus, followed by the family and designers Ed Sanders and Xzibit.

The two designers got Patrick Sharrock’s wheelchair from the under-bus storage area as his parents, Michael and Cindy Sharrock, talked with Pennington.

The parents headed into their house with Pennington, talking about a wobby stair rail, while Patrick stayed outside with Sanders, Xzibit and designers Eduardo Xol and Leigh Anne Tuohy. Patrick raced Sanders down the driveway.

Volunteers were gathering for a filmed shot that would show them walking up the street to the house around 4:20 p.m.

The family will leave tonight for a week-long vacation and come back to a new home.

The family was at the Creative Discovery Museum this morning when Cindy Sharrock noticed the tell-tale sign that the show was coming to their Rossville home.

"When I saw the bullhorn I was like "Oh my, I can't believe it," she said.

Standing behind her nine-year-old son Patrick who has brittle bone disease, Sharrock and her husband Michael told media members about their experience but it was Patrick who stole the show.

"What's going through my mind is yahoooo!" said Patrick, answering the question for his parents.

Patrick told the group he had a bullhorn himself and usually yelled along with host Ty Pennington every Sunday when he watches the show.

Michael Sharrock said the build could provide a new chance for his family because Patrick had broken several bones in the 50-year-old house before.

Family talks to media

"It's a chance to start over the way we intended," said Sharrock, who called the surprise this morning the second best moment of his life after his son's birth.

The film crew was getting shots of the house and its surroundings just before 2 p.m. as neighbors and media members look on.

Continue reading: Rossville family chosen for Extreme Home Makeover

about Andy Johns...

Andy began working at the Times Free Press in July 2008 as a general assignment reporter before focusing on Northwest Georgia and Georgia politics in May of 2009. Before coming to the Times Free Press, Andy worked for the Anniston Star, the Rome News Tribune and the Campus Carrier at Berry College, where he graduated with a communications degree in 2006. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee ...

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cannonball said...

Sounds like very deserving family. Maybe somebody will step up and throw some cash or a new car their way. I would if I could.

February 14, 2011 at 6:19 a.m.
Nina said...

I think it's great they do this for people! I have seen a-lot of pictures on facebook where the volunteers have taken pictures. I think they need to take less pictures and help more. The media does enough picture taking! I am sure the ones really helping are doing a great job and I hope the family enjoys their new home :)

February 17, 2011 at 10:06 a.m.
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