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Our Town Emporium Kickoff!

Posted by Jessica on 03/16 at 09:00 AM

On Friday, March 9th, Sam Komlenic and I made the beautiful drive from State College, through the Quehanna Wilds Area, to Emporium to meet with about 10 folks at the Emporium Borough Building to kickoff the 66th installation in the Our Town series!  This is the second time we have visited Emporium for the Our Town series. The first was in 2001—and we thought that it was time for an update! We’re looking for community volunteers to help tell the story of this town at the heart of the PA Wilds!

Sam and I were so thrilled with how excited and full of ideas everyone seemed to be! We were able to confirm dates for both the open community meeting, as well as for the date of our on-camera interviews! The community meeting, where we’ll have a training for any interested participants, as well as sign people up for their story ideas and interview times, will be on Wednesday, April 18th at 6 pm at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department.

From there, the community volunteers will gather photos and video to help tell their story, and bring those materials to the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center on Saturday, April 28th at their designated time, where they will be interviewed on camera by either myself or Whitney Chirdon for an on-camera interview that we will combine with the footage collected by our volunteers!

The result? A program that will be broadcast on your local public TV station, WPSU, that tells the stories of the past, present, and future happenings in Emporium and the Cameron County area! No experience is needed in TV production—just enthusiasm! We’ll help you with the rest! I hope to see you at the community meeting on April 18th!

—Jessica

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