For the new season premiere of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Ty Pennington and his design team enjoyed help from a new, albeit temporary member of their crew – First Lady Michelle Obama. The nation’s number one fan of Pennington’s feel-good show wished the design team well in front of the White House as they set off to rebuild Navy veteran Barbara Marshall’s Steps-n-Stages Jubilee House for homeless female veterans. Mrs. Obama then joined the show in Fayetteville, North Carolina, helping with last minute chores in the house and garden. Although she told People magazine that her “handy skills are limited,” she lent her enthusiasm to the show’s signature “Move that bus!” She called Marshall “an amazing example of the strength, values and service of America’s veterans” and said she hopes “lots of people will be inspired by her story to give back to their communities – especially to service members and their families.” Watch her participate in the video below, which is cued up to start at the key part. What you won’t see is the spirited viewing party that took place Sunday night on the Fayetteville State University campus. There, Marshall herself was present, along with local dignitaries and residents who’d worked on the project. According to a report on the Fort Bragg Patch website, “The audience broke into cheers and applause numerous times throughout the evening” and “enjoyed seeing the inside of the Jubilee House and the backyard surroundings for the first time since the shroud of privacy surrounding the project began.”
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