UPDATE: Demolition Day at the Big Hearts Build
LAKE VIEW COMMUNITY, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) – After many hours of waiting, spectators on site of the Big Hearts build finally saw the Sharrock family home come down!
The production team and security began moving all on site away from the home in preparation for demolition two hours before the home was officially destroyed.
During that time, production elements for the show were filmed. Cast members dressed like superheroes, each filming a clip to be connected to the ultimate demise of the home.
All the while, those in the crowd began shouting, "tear down that house!"
After shooting wrapped, the fun began. A dozer carefully destroyed the home, making sure the walls fell inward, so not to damage neighboring homes.
The cheers ensued as spectators finally witnessed what they had waited so long to see.
The debris is expected to be cleared by late this afternoon, with construction of the new beginning immediately after.
LAKE VIEW COMMUNITY, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) – It's Demolition Day at the Big Hearts Build site.
Volunteers spent the night clearing the home of Michael, Cindy and Patrick Sharrock. Early Monday morning, excavators and other heavy machinery were brought in for demolition.
Patrick's grandmother, Shirley Sharrock, is on the site. She says her Patrick and his parents stayed with her Saturday, but were tight lipped about the show, as Shirley herself had no clue her family had been selected.
Shirley is grateful to all those involved. The effort from all volunteers will make Patrick's life easier. Shirley says her grandson took his first steps six months ago, but unfortunately fell and suffered another break. He is able to crawl around and the grandmother hopes the new, wider doorway will accommodate his wheelchair.
According to the Extreme Makeover production crew who spoke to Eyewitness News, demolition on the Sharrock home is expected to begin around noon.
Producers say it has taken them a little longer than expected to get the shots they need before the 50-year-old home is razed.
There is still no word yet on how the home will be destroyed, the show has been known to use less-than-conventional means of demolishing homes, but our news partners at the Times Free Press have spotted Catoosa County firefighters at the site and Eyewitness News teams have seen local S.W.A.T. officers on set.
Once the home is demolished, volunteers will begin the process of building a new 3,000 square foot home in less than a week.