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Extreme Makeover Host Reveals Details About Hurricane Katrina Memorial

The national spotlight is once again shining on South Mississippi.

Since Saturday, crews from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition have been in South Mississippi, working on various projects.

Cast members of the hit TV show say South Mississippi will not be forgotten, nor will the people who lost their lives in the catastrophic storm.

On Saturday, more details about a Hurricane Katrina Memorial were unveiled at a press conference at Biloxi City Hall.

Preston Sharp, a designer and star of the ABC hit show, gave details about the project.

"Quite specifically, our memorial is to honor those that have passed. It's also supposed to be inspiring, and we all need to move forward from it, and have a positive outlook toward the future without forgetting the past," Sharp said.

The memorial will included names of Katrina storm victims, but Sharp says they will not be etched into the Memorial until all of the names are gathered.

Crew members are also calling on South Mississippians to pitch in and help them complete the memorial.

"We will have, I'm not sure what to call it, but perhaps a memory case," Sharp said. "It requires your involvement. It's the objects that you will give to us that we will put on display and not buy."

South Mississippians can bring those objects down to Biloxi Town Green Monday morning.

The collection begins at 8 a.m.

"We'll find a use for all the donations, and I would further say that if people are willing to part with this objects, if we don't encase them in this display, we may find a way to immerse them or put them in the ground and somehow bury them within the memorial," Sharp said.

Sharp says construction on the memorial is right on schedule, thanks to good weather.

A candlelight vigil will be held at Biloxi Town Green once work is completed.

The project will be part of four special Thursday night episodes of Extreme Makeover that will include the Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Texas and Florida.

The Thursday night series will begin airing March 16.

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