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Our Town Muncy Documentary Premieres September 19 on WVIA-TV
(2012-08-29)
WVIA presents the broadcast premiere of "Our Town Muncy," produced in partnership with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on WVIA TV.
(wvia) - WVIA presents the broadcast premiere of "Our Town Muncy," produced in partnership with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on WVIA TV.

There's a treasure in Lycoming County filled with abundant riches. Native American trails and canals chart a course through an area graced with natural beauty enhanced by eras of architectural history. "Quaint and picturesque" leap to mind when you visit the town of Muncy, yet beneath its quiet charm flows an undercurrent of creativity, patriotism and pride.

Its people helping people; making progress while never forsaking echoes of the past; it's reverently taking care of a treasure most folks in Muncy are proud to call "home."

"Muncy is the first town we've profiled in Lycoming County, and couldn't have asked for a better mix of the natural beauty of the region combined with the genuine enthusiasm of the people of the town" said Our Town Producer, Lisa Mazzarella. "There's a real sense of stewardship, fellowship, and pride in the community plus the added benefit of tremendously gifted people with unique stories to tell."

Residents from Muncy, Pennsylvania volunteered their time to become videographers and storytellers for "Our Town: Muncy". The residents narrowed down which landmarks, events and local stories the documentary would explore. Each subject was assigned to a volunteer to videotape and participants were then interviewed about why they chose to become involved.

As northeastern Pennsylvania's and the central Susquehanna valley's public television station serving a very large geographic area, the "Our Town" project was initiated in an effort to involve the communities and their residents with WVIA. The "Our Town" documentary series is intended to treat viewers to the many personalities, perspectives, and possibilities that local towns have to offer.

WVIA TV will rebroadcast "Our Town: Muncy" on Wednesday, Sept 19 at 10 p.m. immediately following its premiere. Viewers can also watch the documentary on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. on WVIA TV.

Learn more about the WVIA "Our Town" documentary series at http://www.wvia.org/docFilms/OURTOWN/index.html.

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