A Salute to Hometown Heroes

20 01 2011

This Saturday is “A Salute to Hometown Heroes,” an event highlighting local firefighters, police officers, paramedics and rescue workers.

The event was created by Journalism instructor Grace Lim after being inspired by local heroes while creating a documentary about airboat rescue volunteers. Lim, along with two Radio-TV-Film students, created a short film about a family from Poygan, Wis. who have been saving people from the freezing waters of Lake Poygan with their own airboat for the past 30 years. The movie, “Airboat Rescue 1: When the Ice Breaks,” will have its world premiere at “A Salute to Hometown Heroes.”

 

Photo illustration by Shawn McAfee.

 

The free event will also have raffles, Music students performing pieces from the “Airboat Rescue 1” soundtrack, presentations from Rep. Gordon Hintz and Sen. Randy Hopper, and more.

“A Salute to Hometown Heroes” will take place Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh. Click here for more information about the event. Also hear Lim being interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio about the “Airboat Rescue 1” premiere.

 

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