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Over 100 requests have come in for the Our Town: Hollidaysburg DVD. We even received a call from Hong Kong. We heard from a lot of people who enjoyed the program and learned some new things about Hollidaysburg. Thanks to all of those who came over to the WPSU studio to help answer the phones. There is a new picture in the photo gallery of us when we were on the air, with all of you working hard and me talking away. The show is available to watch on the “Our Town” website so you can watch it again or let those who missed it know that they can see it. People can still order their own copy of the show.
Several Hollidaysburgers will travel to the WPSU studios this Thursday, June 4th to help present the 50th program in the series, Our Town: Hollidaysburg. They will be answering phone calls from friends and neighbors back in Hollidaysburg calling in to get a DVD copy of the program that was created by volunteers from the community. The DVDs are available to viewers who make a membership pledge to support public television station WPSU. For a pledge of $75 you will receive one DVD of the show and for $120 pledge you will get two DVDs. Our Town: Hollidaysburg will not only be broadcast on WPSU-TV, but also on the web. Watch it live online at 8pm tonight.
On Tuesday May 26th at Jack’s Colonial Hotel Grille just under fifty people viewed the almost completed version of Our Town: Hollidaysburg. The attendees were very complimentary of the program. We previewed the show so the volunteers can see their segments and so we can make sure all the the video is in the right place. After the show ran we discussed a few changes that needed to be made and enjoyed the refreshment made by John Seely’s team at the Grille.
Dick Knupp, the Our Town editor is nearing completion on the Hollidaysburg program. You can see pictures of him hard at work. Click on Gallery on the Our Town website. We will be previewing the program for the volunteers and their families on May 26th at 7pm in the dining room of Jack’s Capitol Hotel Grille. This is a private showing, but everyone will get to see it on Thursday, June 4th at 8pm on WPSU and on this website. So tell people everywhere that they will be able to watch on their computers at wpsu.org You can also download a promotional poster for the show at http://wpsu.org/assets/pdf/ourtown/hollidaysburg_poster.pdf.
Thank you to the several volunteers wrote about their experiences working on Our Town: Hollidaysburg. Dick Knupp our editor is working hard on all of the features. I will post a photo of him hard at work in a couple of days. It was so great having so many people come out and help with the show. It was a perfect day.
On Saturday, April 18th Hollidaysburg came to life with lots of volunteer producers and videographers as they created the elements that will be assembled into Our Town: Hollidaysburg, the public television program for WPSU. Everyone was wonderful to work with. I particularly want to thank Sarah Piper from the Community Partnership for helping getting things organized, Adam Cruse of Smart Media for all of the video that he shot for the show, and John Seely for feeding the volunteers and TV crew.
Twenty-eight volunteers attended the Our Town: Hollidaysburg planning meeting on Monday night. Volunteers came to find out more about Our Town: Hollidaysburg, a special public television program produced by and about the town of Hollidaysburg. The volunteers suggested several topics for the program, to be produced this Saturday, the April 18th. There was a lot of enthusiasm about their town.
Our next Our Town program will be featuring Hollidaysburg. Community members from the Hollidaysburg area are invited to attend a volunteer planning meeting to learn about the project. The meeting will be held at the Borough Building at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 13th and anyone interested in the production is invited to attend.