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Montrose to be Focus of WVIA's Our Town Documentary Series - Volunteer Videographers/Storytellers Needed
(2013-08-01)
Montrose located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania will be the next town featured in WVIAs "Our Town" documentary series.
(wvia) - Montrose located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania will be the next town featured in WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series. "Our Town Montrose" will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Montrose, PA., as seen through the eyes of its residents.

It all begins Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the St. Paul's Church located at 60 Church Street in Montrose where WVIA will hold 2 meetings for interested business leaders and residents of Montrose.

Local businesses interested in sponsoring "Our Town Montrose" are invited to the business/sponsorship meeting at 5 p.m.

Then, at 5:30 p.m. all Montrose residents are encouraged to attend the first community/volunteer meeting, where residents of Montrose will discuss which landmarks, events and local stories the program should tell about their town. WVIA will answer questions about the project during the meeting and ask volunteers to brainstorm a list of subjects and events to videotape.

On Wednesday, August 14 at 5 p.m. WVIA will hold the second community/volunteer meeting at St. Paul's Church located at 60 Church Street in Montrose. During this meeting volunteers will participate in a whiteboard session to determine the stories to be told in the documentary and which stories each volunteer will videotape to create "Our Town Montrose." WVIA hopes to recruit 20 to 25 area residents with personal camcorders.

Anyone interested in being a videographer and/or storyteller for the documentary should contact WVIA "Our Town" producer, Lisa Mazzarella, at 570-602-1164 or by e-mailing lisamazzarella@wvia.org.

"Our Town: Montrose" will debut in November on WVIA-TV.

As northeastern Pennsylvania'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.

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