Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Tourism Commission has announced the Edmonson County viewing of “The Christmas Manger” filmed here in Edmonson County.
“The Christmas Manger” will be shown on Sunday, December 16th at the Edmonson County High School Auditorium at 3 PM.
“The public is welcome to attend free of charge to celebrate this monumental day for our community” said Rhonda Clemmons, Chamber and Tourism Director.
Clemmons said bringing the film company here was a culmination of a year’s worth of work of the county in their role as a founding member of the Southern Kentucky Film Commission.
Various county agencies pooled their resources together to become members of the SOKY Film Commission, which included the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce, The Edmonson County Tourism Commission, The Edmonson County Industrial Authority and the Edmonson County Fiscal Court.
“When the movie company was here working, it took a herculean effort of the entire community for their needs, including food, lodging, film locations, props, actors, extras, crew, press and media needs and much more” said Clemmons, "But our community met the challenge and the fruits of the efforts and the beauty of our area can be seen at these film premiers.”
Clemmons said that everyone is invited to attend the free event. Refreshments will be served after the film in the reception area. Special thanks is being given to the Edmonson County Schools and Superintendent’s Office and School Board for their help with the entire film process and premiere viewing.
An earlier premiere was hosted at ECHS for another film which was also a local product, "The Prayer Box," which starred Denise Richardson and Reginald VelJohnson.
"Both films were created by a very reputable faith based film company, and many local churches have helped every step of the way in this endeavor," she said. "Again, we thank all who made this wonderful opportunity available to our community."