Stars of HGTV’s (Home & Garden Television) series, “Home Town,” will be sharing with the local community what it is they feel it takes to save a town.

Hosted by the University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED), the show’s Mallorie and Jim Rasberry and Josh Nowell will come to the university campus for an event at 5 p.m. July 30 in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom.

CCED is part of the UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement which seeks to have a “positive impact on communities” by equipping its leaders with both economic tools and resources, aiding in achieving community goals and bridging the university’s resources with the community.

The Rasberrys and Nowell will talk with those present during the appearance about what it takes to save a town, how community-wide preservation, promotion, entrepreneurship and economic development efforts led to the revitalization of their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, according to news release from UCA.

The show, in its third season, follows town newcomers seeking a home, with the stars helping them turn the real estate selections into their dream homes.

“Attendees will leave with information on the importance of downtown development and strategies for community development,” the release reads.

The event is open to the public but does cost $20 to attend, which includes appetizers.

Ticket information and event details can be found online at

For more information, contact Shelby Fiegel at (501) 450-5269 or

“CCED envisions communities across Arkansas and the country with robust economies, a flourishing quality of life, and diverse and engaged citizen leaders,” its website reads. “CCED provides customized training and technical assistance to communities and their leaders.”

Learn more about CCED at