Parkes had its very own Block Party at Furniture One on Saturday when a few hundred people turned up to meet celebrities from the popular TV program.
“We are big fans and watched every episode with Jess and Ayden Hogan,” said 11-year-old Toby Field who came with his mum.
Jess and Ayden from the Gold Coast, who were on the program two years ago, were in store to meet people. “It’s been very suc- cessful today with lots of people coming to say hi, and we even helped to sell some furniture,” said Jess.
The couple said most people asked them about their experience on The Block. They said apart from being an incredible experience, it gave them a huge financial boost. They were not very keen to take part, but were convinced by Ayden’s mother to go for it with a promise she would look after their two young children.
Today, apart from doing their day time jobs, they are also ambassadors for several brands which involves travelling to many different places, and they do a lot of charity events. Jess works in sales and marketing for her family’s woodturning business, and Ayden is working for a building company.
They are very excited to have just about completed building their own home and hope to have moved in by the end of the year.