Fox to spotlight Landrum Monday

Published 7:44pm Thursday, July 19, 2012

Landrum will be busy unusually early on Monday, July 23.

From 5-9 a.m. on Monday, WHNS Channel 21, Fox News, will broadcast from Landrum as part of the channel’s “Celebrate the Carolinas” series.

Morning news anchors Cody Alcorn and Margaret Burnquist with reporter Joe Gahnon will broadcast live from the deck of Foothills Amish Furniture on the corner of Rutherford Street, near the railroad tracks.

Business owners, churches, daycare centers and other residents have been invited to come out that morning carrying signs, wearing costumes and bringing coffee, cakes and anything else they would like to have mentioned on the broadcast.

According to Fox News, the crazier the sign or costume, the more exposure the business or individual is likely to get on the show.

“This will be an excellent time to promote the city and upcoming events for Landrum, including the upcoming “New Harmonies” exhibit and series of events at the Landrum Library,” said

Linda Fitzgerald-Howard of Carolina Antiques & More in Landrum. “If you have a musical talent or dance talent, come on down. This is a great chance to get noticed.”

Many businesses are planning special promotions during the event. Prince Oil will have its specialty grills fired up and will give out samples of bacon, ham and sausage. Dutch Whole Foods and Cakes and Confections bakery will offer free food samples and coffee. Various other merchants will participate as well, with demos and samples of their trade.

Other activities will also take place during that time. Local authors Beth Troyer, Dean Campbell and Donna Thornton will sign their books from 6-8 a.m. A live band will entertain the crowd. The Rolling Video Game trailer will be on site for the kids. The Blood Connection will also be on hand to accept donations from 5-9 a.m.

“This is a great way to promote Landrum and we anticipate a fun time with a large crowd,” said Beth Troyer of Foothills Amish Furniture. “Everyone is invited to attend.”

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