“Welcome to Honesdale, Pennsylvania...all year round there’s always something happening...” So begins a new promotional video launched by The Greater
Honesdale Partnership (GHP) on its website and on YouTube, the video sharing site open to anyone who has internet access. The four-minute video covers the town in all four seasons, along with its rich history, local businesses and eateries, recreational opportunities in the area
and many events, including the free Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival.
“We wanted to promote Honesdale in a new, easily accessible and entertaining way,” said Gail Tucker, executive director of the GHP. “This video really reveals the abundance of what we have to offer— from art and culture and great restaurants, shops and services to water skiing just up the road, hiking on nearby trails and all sorts of downhill sports in winter.
“In short, Honesdale offers spectacular country living at affordable prices, just two hours from New York City, and we want everybody to know it!” Tucker continued.
The video features three very different Honesdale personalities: Cynthia Hanson, co-owner of the Hanson Gallery & Decorium, Brian Fulp of The Himalayan Institute and Ab Rutherford, a local lawyer, historian and former mayor of Honesdale.
“It’s just a very neat little town to take steps back into time,” Rutherford says in the video, “but it’s really up to date in what it has to offer.”
The video was shot, edited and produced by Bill Bollinger of Bollinger & Rutter Video Production Services, with help from intern and Penn State student Connor Simon.
It was written, voiced and co-produced by Lisa Champeau, who volunteered her services.
Jeff Hiller contributed numerous area photographs and Bold Gold Media provided audio services.
“This was a great project. I loved doing it,” said Champeau, “and I hope a lot of people see it and become interested in our town. As the video says, Philip Hone’s friend Washington Irving (author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) was impressed with Honesdale—and you will check out www.visithonesdalepa.com and click on the video link or visit Greater Honesdale Partnership on YouTube.com.
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