Monday, October 26, 2009

How Uncommon is Our Valley

The Pocono Communality Theater* in East Stroudsburg, PA hosted the premier showing of the film entitled, “Our Uncommon Valley” on Sunday October 25th. A festive environment ensued as the theater was populated with supporters of the Cherry Valley area and preservation of its natural resources. There were many opportunities to lend financial support to the family effected by the Tornado which touched the Blakeslee, PA area through silent auctions prior to the screening of the film which was produced by The Friends of Cherry Valley in collaboration with WVIA (PBS)* and will be broadcast at a later date.

After an introduction of the film by Gary Bloss which included an outline of all the Cherry Valley Region has to offer, additional comments were give by Rose Shock who is selling books about the area in an endeavor to help lend further support to a family in Blakeslee effected by the Tornado. The film itself detailed the vastness of the area which extends from Delaware Water Gap to Saylorsburg, PA. The film also explored how those living in the area are working to conserve its watershed and its numerous plants and animals in addition to helping farmers maintain the plentiful open fields and forests to be enjoyed by future generations.

More information about The Friends of Cherry Valley, the work they do, and how you can participate can be gained by calling them at 570-460-0463. The next event at The Pocono Community Theater will be their Halloween Fest featuring Silent Movies shown to Loud Music on Thursday October 29th beginning at 8pm. Please Contact The Pocono Community Theater at 570-421-3456 for more information. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society Film 2009 Gallery.

The websites of those mentioned in the article are The Pocono Community Theater* at, WVIA* at, and The Friends of Cherry Valley at

(*) denotes members of The Forwardian Arts Society in good standing and are considered Our Good Friends.

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