Local siblings to host HGTV show set in Starkville


Siblings Austin Shafer and Amanda Shafer Kelley, of Starkville, will host a nationally-televised pilot show on HGTV this coming Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. local time

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SDN Staff
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Siblings Austin Shafer and Amanda Shafer Kelley, of Starkville, will host a nationally-televised pilot show on HGTV this coming Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. local time

The show, “Hammer to the Manor,” is set in Starkville and the pilot will feature the renovation of a 1850s home in central Starkville.

Both graduates of Starkville High School, Austin Shafer went on to graduate from Mississippi State University with a degree in communication while his sister studied interior design at Arizona State University.

Austin Shafer operates Fry Retool in Starkville, where he restores axes, vintage tools and cast iron cookware.

Amanda Shafer offers her design services in Starkville as well as running her retail store, Jamison Fry, where she sells home goods and authentic vintage finds.

There will be a watch party for the pilot episode this coming Sunday, Nov. 11 at Fire Station Park from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Starkville Main Street and Southern Tradition Tailgating.

Bin 612 cheese fries will be offered at the viewing, along with free popcorn and hot chocolate.

Also, feel free to bring food, beverages and seating. A limited amount will be provided by Southern Tradition Tailgating.

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