FOX 5 News to fea­ture Wal­dorf on July 7

Maryland Independent - - Com­mu­nity Fo­rum -

When FOX 5 News came to Charles County last sum­mer and fea­tured the Town of La Plata in its Zip Trip se­ries, we had a great turnout. The event was so suc­cess­ful, our county is get­ting this spe­cial recog­ni­tion again in Wal­dorf. You, your friends and your fam­ily are in­vited to O’Don­nell Lake (10400 O’Don­nell Lake, Wal­dorf) be­side Wal­dorf West Li­brary and St. Charles Com­pa­nies on Fri­day, July 7, from 6-11 a.m. to cheer on Charles County and maybe even ap­pear on live na­tional tele­vi­sion. Come and cel­e­brate our county, and let the world know how spe­cial your home­town is.

FOX 5 Zip Trip is a weekly Fri­day se­ries air­ing from June through Au­gust on WTTG FOX5DC, chan­nel 5. The seg­ment high­lights the best spots to visit around Wash­ing­ton, D.C., re­gion and shows what makes each unique. If you’re un­able to join us in Wal­dorf on July 7, tune in on WTTG FOX 5 DC or go to www.fox5dc.com and watch the event un­fold.

No need to RSVP — ev­ery­one is wel­come. Wear match­ing shirts ad­ver­tis­ing your or­ga­ni­za­tion, and bring signs to say “good morn­ing” to those watch­ing through­out the re­gion. This is a “drop-in” event; au­di­ence mem­bers may come at any time and are not re­quired to stay for a spe­cific length of time. The event will broad­cast live at O’Don­nell Lake.

The morn­ing is packed with fun and you’ll see fa­mil­iar faces from around the county. You will even see a guest ap­pear­ance from Com­mis­sion­ers’ Vice Pres­i­dent Amanda M. Ste­wart (D), who is ex­cited to high­light District 3.

FOX 5 Zip Trip has a seg­ment called First Re­spon­der Fri­day. Fire vol­un­teers from the Wal­dorf fire sta­tion will race an on-air per­son­al­ity to see who can put on fire gear the fastest. There will also be a home­town hero seg­ment high­light­ing a lo­cal hero who has made an im­pact in their com­mu­nity. Tune in to see who it is.

Love the South­ern Mary­land Blue Crabs? Get to know the play­ers as FOX 5 in­ter­views them about the great Amer­i­can sport and their lives out­side base­ball.

That’s not all — even our lo­cal stu­dents will be fea­tured. Charles County is full of smart, creative stu­dents and one of them will be FOX 5’s ju­nior re­porter. Come or tune into the show to see their jour­nal­ism skills at work.

Lo­cal busi­nesses, restau­rants, non­prof­its and res­i­dents will be fea­tured through­out the morn­ing — but we don’t want to ruin the sur­prise! We en­cour­age you to take lots of pho­tos, and use hash­tags #fox5zip­trip and #SpeakOutCharles when you post your pho­tos on Face­book or Twit­ter for the chance to be shared or retweeted on our Charles County Gov­ern­ment so­cial me­dia pages dur­ing the day.

We hope to see you bright and early on July 7.

Crys­tal N. Hunt is the Charles County Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer/Chief of Me­dia Ser­vices.

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