APT, Main Street project a worthwhile venture

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 9, 2002

The news that Alabama Public Television, in conjunction with our local Main Street organization, will be helping organize and produce a video on life in Greenville was a pleasant surprise to us and others who see the project as yet another way for Greenville to market itself to those outside our city.

The finished product, which will chronicle Greenville through the eyes of local residents' video cameras, will be edited with participant's narrations added to make it a true &uot;home town&uot; version of what individuals might expect from us should they visit or choose to move here. APT will show the video in December on its network so others can see what we've all known for a long time- that Greenville is a mostly undiscovered jewel in a state that is beginning to make some positive things happen for its residents.

As with most worthwhile projects, and we firmly believe this project is worthwhile; it will take participation from the community, both public and private sectors, to make it happen. What we hope will come out of this is yet another tool that our city and county can use to show people that living and working in Greenville and Butler County is truly special, and that our small town has everything someone would need to live a happy, healthy life. We encourage you to contact Nancy Idland, or local Main Street coordinator at 382-3474 and volunteer to participate in this program. All you'll need to bring is your video camera, your enthusiasm and your community spirit; the rest will take care of itself.

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