A crowd gathered in downtown Landrum early Monday morning, July 23, for a live broadcast Fox News did as part of its “Celebrate the Carolina” series on WHNS Channel 21. (photo by Lenette Sprouse)

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Landrum helps Fox ‘Celebrate Carolinas’

Published 4:37pm Monday, July 23, 2012

On Monday, July 23, Landrum was featured in a live broadcast as part of Fox News’ “Celebrate the Carolinas” series on WHNS Channel 21.
The filming crew set up on the deck outside Foothills Amish Furniture in downtown Landrum and filmed interviews, performances and other activities from 5-9 a.m.
Landrum Mayor Bob Briggs kicked off the day at 5 a.m.
Live music was provided by Project X. Also featured were Jay Lichty, multi-instrumentalist and luthier, and Doug Rostick, one of the musicians performing in the Landrum Library’s upcoming “New Harmonies” series of concerts.
Local authors Dean Campbell, Beth Troyer, Pam Stone and Donna Thornton were on hand to sign their books. Campbell is the author of “Eyes to the Hills: /A Photographic Odyssey of the Dark Corner.” Troyer’s books include “Slow Poke Poppy Porcupine” and “Stand Still O Moon: Discovering the Key to Receiving Supernatural Authority, Rewards, and Latter Day Endurance.” Comedian Stone recently published a collection of her “I’m Just Saying” columns called “I Love Me a Turkey Butt Samwich,” and Thornton is the author of “The Christmas Donkey.”
Other participants in the event included:
• Foothills Amish Furniture Handcrafted Amish Furniture
• Carolina Antiques & More Vintage
• Dutch Whole Foods
• The Hare and Hound
• Cakes and Confections 4U
• Catering by Pat & Trish
• Local painters Jocelyn Davis, Carl Roundtree and Bob Deterly
• Colors of Time
• Prince Grills
• Expressions Flowers
• RVG video game trailer
• Lee Morgan – Smithsonian New Harmonies exhibit- Spartanburg County Library/Landrum Branch
• Tryon Riding and Hunt Club
• Melanie Jennings – “Distraction,” a sci-fi pilot filmed in Landrum
• John Breffle of Savvy Scavengers
• Kim Karaman – Landrum Antiques and Furniture Co.
• PJ’s Fashions
• Darleen Sanford of Landrum Quilters
• Ellen Henderson of Foothills Quilt Trail
• Betty Fortner of Elaine’s Attic Quilt Shop
• Landrum Hardware
• Ken’s Fine Meats & Seafood
• Bloodmobile

Part of the crowd at approximately 6 a.m. during the Fox News live broadcast from Landrum on Monday, July 23. (photo by Barbara Tilly)

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