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Mineola residents react to Extreme Makeover surprise

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MINEOLA, TX (KLTV) - The City of Mineola has anxiously been waiting for the Extreme Makeover family to be announced. When the buses rolled into town Thursday, and the town learned the Carr family was receiving the makeover, it was nothing but cheers.

"It was the Carr family!" said Debbie Davis. "I knew it! I knew it! I knew it! I am so excited! This is so cool!"

When Mineola residents learned that the Carr family was the one chosen for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, everyone could uncross their fingers.

"They just touch your heart," said Davis. "They are just awesome and I just was hoping it was them, and, it is them and I am so excited!"

"They are the sweetest people," said Angela Webb. "Their kids are sweet. I mean, they are just a deserving family."

"They couldn't have picked a better family to do this for," said Andrea Clayton.

It is a big deal for the Carr family, and for the town of Mineola.

"We are a really close and really great community and so it is neat to get to show people how good we really are here," said Ken Davis.

"We are a family here so everybody knows everybody," said Debbie Davis.

"I was out there shaking and tears were just rolling," said Shannon Craig. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh!' Like it was happening to my family."

It is a dream come true for the whole community. Everyone is ready to pitch in and can't wait for the end result.

"The excitement on the family's face when they return home and see their new house," said Charles James.

But, there was one last message for the family of six.

"Open your arms up and your hearts up and let everybody treat you as special as you deserve to be treated," said Ken Davis.

It is nothing but smiles and tears of joy for a worthy family.

It truly is a community-wide effort. Everyone in Mineola is eager to help.

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