So who said there's nothing new under the sun?
On the back cover of this month's guide is your new temporary WTVP Membership card. Please clip it out and put it in your wallet, because it indicates that you are a proud supporter of Public Television in Central Illinois, and it can also save you money.
So many of you wrote, called, and emailed me following the premiere of our "Unearthed: Garden Stories" program and asked if the gardens were open for touring. In response, we have arranged with the Master Gardeners Club of Peoria to host a self-guided tour of all the gardens featured in the program on Saturday, June 9. Details are available elsewhere in this month's WTVP Program Guide. Cost of the tour will be $10 in advance and $15 the same day, but by presenting your WTVP membership card, you will receive a $5 discount. This is the first of several events in the works that will allow discounts for WTVP members. Other events in the planning stages include a series of four live jazz events in July featuring Ed Kaizer and friends, and "WTVP Touch a Truck" in September.
This event will allow kids and kids-at-heart to get a close-up and personal view of the behemoths of the highway that carry on the work, and play, of the country.
Watch for these and other opportunities to use your new WTVP member card. It's another benefit of supporting your public television station in Central Illinois.
President & CEO, WTVP (Retired 2014)