Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Ridge Road in the Bohemian Alps

We were invited to the Episcopal Church this morning where the DVD on the Ridge Road was shown during social hour following the 10:30 service. Pat Coldiron was the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce when it was produced in 2007 under her leadership with a grant from the Nebraska Tourism Office. She was fortunate in obtaining  Doug Johnson from South Sioux City who had been with the Gateway company to do the filming and the development of of the DVD. He and his filming crew were here in Seward on May 9, 2007 and shot about an hour of Willard Kilzer, Bill Hartmann, Jane Graff, Ted Kooser and I talking about our memories associated with the Ridge Road north of Garland, NE . We also provided him with some of our personal photos.
Doug worked with Pat on the project over the summer and on September 22, I accompanied him out to the area for additional filming. On Sept. 26 there was a State Tourism presentation of their assessment and recommendations of Seward at the Rivoli Theater. Doug Johnson was also there for the premier showing of "The Ridge Road" in the Bohemian Alps and received many favorable comments. Pat and the Koosers are members of the Church and invited Hartmanns and us along with others for the showing this morning. Ted, Bill and I all made some comments following the showing. We hadn't seen it for some time so it was most interesting. Pat even had some copies which were made available. It will remain a part of Seward County History which would never have been produced without Pat's Leadership. Thanks for the invitation.

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