FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 21st, 2012
THE WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY
Saturday, Sept. 29th from 11:00am-3:00pm outside the
Children’s Discovery Museum in Uptown Normal
-WTVP is teaming with the Children’s Discovery Museum
to celebrate the power of play, healthy living, education and community building on Saturday, September 29th in
Imagine a whole day dedicated to good old fashioned play. WTVP and the Children’s Discovery Museum
are coming together to make “The Worldwide Day of Play” possible. Starting Saturday morning, September 29th, at 11am
and lasting until 3pm in the afternoon, WTVP’s mobile production truck will be open for tours at the ‘Uptown Block
Party’ on E. Beaufort St. in Normal, just outside the Children’s Discovery Museum. Experience the special
effects of a Green Screen, pick up goodies from your favorite PBS KIDS shows, and possibly meet some of your favorite
characters! The event is free and open to the public.
Stay updated on WTVP happenings throughout the event on the station’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/wtvp.org), or follow us on
Twitter (@WTVP). Each new “like” or follower will receive a free gift when they stop by the WTVP booth during the
event. (Must be present to win.)
The Block Party will also feature nearly 30 street vendors, stage activities, storytime, musical
entertainment and more. The public is encouraged to attend this free event in front of the museum to experience
the transformational power of play with WTVP and numerous other “play partners.”
Come join us—YOUR public television station—and learn how much fun television can be!
Through broadcast and services, WTVP has been serving the communities of Central Illinois since
1971. Now on the Internet, WTVP provides quality educational content to the world. WTVP and wtvp.org—Public Media
for Central Illinois.
For further information contact Stacey Tomczyk, WTVP Promotion Director, (309) 495-0594
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