LUDLOW, Vt. – “We the people of the United States of America, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.” Powerful words that define us as a nation.
Local residents have taken the initiative to invite their fellow citizens into the studio of Okemo Valley TV to read a section of the Constitution. This project will result in a compilation of readings, which will then be televised and streamed online. The readings will take place during the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 6, from 3-6, and Saturday morning, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Okemo Valley TV is the community access TV station and media center, based in Ludlow and serving the wider region around the Black River Valley and Okemo Mountain. Each participant will read a section of the document which will then be edited and shown on Okemo Valley TV’s television channels, its website, and YouTube channel.
Copies of the Constitution are available at the station thanks to State Rep. Peter Welch’s office. The station is located next door to Black River Good Neighbors in the Ludlow Community Center complex.
“The folks behind this project are really striving to achieve civic engagement – as members of this local community but also as Americans,” said Okemo Valley TV’s Executive Director Patrick Cody. “We were pleased to field this request, and happy to support their efforts. We’ll take care of the technical side of things,” which includes operating the multiple cameras in the studio, sound mixing, and lighting board. In addition, the station’s staff will handle graphics and a teleprompter, which will be set up for readers’ convenience.
To arrange a time to record, please contact Okemo Valley TV by calling 802-228-8808 or emailing Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org before Dec. 2. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. The station is handicapped accessible.