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Sunbury to be Focus of WVIA's "Our Town" Documentary Series - Volunteer Videographers/Storytellers Needed
(2014-01-02)
All Sunbury residents are encouraged to attend the first “Our Town Sunbury” community/volunteer meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Degenstein Library
(wvia) - Sunbury in Northumberland County will be the next town featured in WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series. "Our Town Sunbury" will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Sunbury, PA., as seen through the eyes of its residents.

All Sunbury residents are encouraged to attend the first "Our Town Sunbury" community/volunteer meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Degenstein Library located at 40 South 5th Street in Sunbury. Residents of Sunbury 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.

Then on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. WVIA will hold a second community/volunteer meeting at the Degenstein Library. 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 Sunbury." 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 Sunbury" will debut in April 2014 on WVIA-TV.

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.

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