‘Our Town Dallas’ to premiere on WVIA-TV Feb. 4

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com | January 8th, 2016 4:18 pm

By Eileen Godin


‘Our Town Dallas’ production will premiere at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 on WVIA-TV.
http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Our_Town_Dallas_logo.jpg‘Our Town Dallas’ production will premiere at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 on WVIA-TV.

DALLAS — The greater Dallas region will have its moment in the limelight as WVIA’s “Our Town Dallas” series is scheduled to premiere Feb. 4.

The public broadcast television station targeted the Back Mountain community in October to be showcased in its “Our Town” series.

The program allows residents to tell stories of their community from history to what makes it tick.

For two months, volunteer videographers, photographers and storytellers focused on local aspects of the region’s agricultural history, businesses, services, programs and educational opportunities in the greater Dallas area.

Their hard work, combined with the finishing touches by WVIA’s producers and staff, have resulted in a new episode of WVIA’s “Our Town” series.

“Our Town Dallas” will premiere at 7 p.m. Feb 4 on WVIA with an encore presentation at noon Feb. 7.

A sneak peak into “Our Town Dallas” reveals how family-owned farms such as Brace’s Orchard stay true to their generational roots in agriculture by harvesting fresh fruit for area residents.

The program also honors the past with a segment on the 1940s textile plant Natona Mills in Dallas Township that has since been renovated to become Twin Stacks Center.

An innovative program forging a partnership between Dallas School District and area businesses provides high school juniors and seniors a chance to learn about careers of interest while single mothers can pursue their education degrees and reside with their children at Misericordia University’s Rasmussen House in Dallas.

But wait — that’s not all.

The Back Mountain’s artistic flare is captured at Verve Vertu Art Studio and every July, the Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction bonds the community together.

To-date, WVIA has produced 25 episodes of “Our Town” each focusing on a different community in the television station’s 22-county coverage area.

Other upcoming “Our Town” productions will feature Clarks Summit in March and the Municipality of Kingston in June.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.