Large turnout needed for casting call

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 25, 2005

As many of you now know, a casting call will be held on Wednesday, June 29, at Greenville High School for the new ABC reality series, "This Is My Town."

It is important first to note, that by the network sending its people here, it does not guarantee our beautiful city a spot on the show.

What could help, though, is a strong turnout by all facets of our community.

That means that you will have to make an effort and show up at the high school auditorium from 3:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and fill out an application. You don't have to bring anything with you other than a desire to be famous and make Greenville famous.

Mayor Dexter McLendon has said that all publicity for our city is a plus.

Who knows, if Greenville and its people are chosen for the program, a corporate bigwig could see the show and think how great the people here seem.

Then, a visit might follow, and next you, might have an announcement of a new industry coming to town.

So all around, it's a win-win situation for us.

But first, we have to show the people behind the show that Greenville is worth its time and having 20 to 30 people show up for the casting call won't help.

We need thousands, yes, that's right, thousands.

So since a lot of the businesses close early on Wednesday, everyone should go to the high school to fill out an application.

You might just help get Greenville on national television, and you might just be one of the lucky 200 who will be flown to New York for the taping.

So remember, this Wednesday, be at Greenville High School from 3:30 to 9 p.m., and you might be a new star on the horizon.

And be proud, this is our town!