The Rusty Bucket Kids Television Show encore presentation
at The Halle Cultural Art Center on August 16, as part of 7th Anniversary of
The Rusty Bucket Store in Historic Downtown Apex.
APEX, N.C. (August 1, 2011) – The Rusty Bucket Kids (TRBK) television show, recipient of three regional Emmy® nominations for Set Design, Music and Writing, winner of a Silver Telly Award and a Bronze People’s Choice Telly Award for Children’s programming, along with The Halle Cultural Arts Center and The Rusty Bucket store, all located in historic downtown Apex, proudly present an encore presentation of the pilot episode, “Lincoln, Journey to 16,” on Tuesday, August 16, at 7:00 PM. The Dove Foundation has given the pilot episode its highest approval for all-age family viewing.
Come join cast and crew members, show producers and the owners of The Rusty Bucket store, Pam and Mack Thorpe, and hear the latest news about the production. There might even be a few copies of the August 2011 edition of Our State magazine around, with the article about The Rusty Bucket store and the show’s creator John Demers. There will be door prizes and giveaways, courtesy of The Rusty Bucket Kids TV show and sponsors Dr. Michael Holesh Family Dentistry, Golden Corral, Triangle Tracks and The Rusty Bucket store. Bring your camera and plan for a good time!
TRBK TV show is produced in Apex, New Hill and at the New Hope Valley Railway in Bonsal. The show also travels to locations where some of its historical characters actually lived. TRBK satisfies a growing need for quality, family-friendly programming. In spring of 2009, the Association of National Advertisers’ Alliance conducted a critical research effort, which supports this push for family entertainment. The research was designed to better understand what consumers are seeking in family-friendly TV, as well as the impact of programming on the efficacy of advertising. The most important finding was the clear desire for more options when it comes to quality entertainment for the family. In fact, only 23% of respondents reported being satisfied with the amount of family-oriented programming currently available. In addition, in another study conducted jointly between Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble (P&G), 85% of respondents said they would go out of their way to “find and watch quality, family-friendly programming.”
The Rusty Bucket Kids live in the small, southern town of Peak City, played by the Town of Apex. Roxanna Demers, age 13, who is home-schooled, portrays Roxanna Peakssen, and JohnColeman Demers, age 10, plays JohnColeman Peakssen. The siblings travel back in time on Steamy, played by The New Hope Valley Railway Steam Locomotive No. 17 and Caboose No. 308. Roxanna and JohnColeman visit famous people of American history, who are still in their teenage years.
About The Rusty Bucket Kids
The Rusty Bucket Kids is a new, family-friendly, web-based television show, combining educational content with family entertainment – edutainment. A brother and sister learn they can travel back through time to meet teenagers who will go on to become some of America’s greatest historical heroes. The show also represents a new method for providing local content to broadcast television stations and the Internet, and working with local sponsors.
Contact: John Demers, 919-291-7225, John@theRustyBucketKids.com