The Greater Carbondale YMCA will hold an evening of family activities in conjuction with the premiere of "Our Town Carbondale" by WVIA-TV on Wednesday, April 18, at 8 p.m.
The festivities begin at 7 p.m. at the Y with tours of the new facility, table tennis matches, 'Meet the Trainer' opportunities, snacks, give-aways, door prizes and more.
Carbondale residents volunteered their time to become videographers and storytellers for "Our Town Carbondale." 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.
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.
Visitors to the Y for the premiere will be able to watch the presentation on t.v. screens throughout the Y by either relaxing in the Msgr. Quinn Welcome Center lobby, or on the second floor in the Wellness lounge, or while working out in the Wellness Center.
Additional parking for the Y is available across N. Main St. along the tree line at the Ben-Mar Restaurant or in the former Zazzera's parking lot on N. Church St.
"Our Town Carbondale" will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, April 18, at 10 p.m.; Saturday, April 21, at 9 p.m.; and Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m.