TUPPER LAKE - Tupper Lake veterans will get a chance to be featured in a documentary being produced by the Tupper Lake Arts Council with support from the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
The project is a continuation of the veterans' histories which were presented at a concert over Memorial Day weekend at the Beth Joseph synagogue, featuring portions of interviews with vets from Tupper Lake, Long Lake and Indian Lake. Organizers said the concert was well received by an enthusiastic audience.
Several of the veterans interviewed for that original project requested that more veterans be included in an expanded project, and the Tupper Lake Arts Council has decided to accept that challenge.
On Oct. 3, 4 and 5, producers will interview veterans for the project from noon to 5 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building on Park Street.
The documentary will be edited, then presented to the public on or near Veterans Day this year. Details about the event time and place will be available soon.
A copy of the documentary will be presented to every veteran who wishes to participate.
Anyone who would like to be interviewed should contact Bridgette LaPierre at 518-359-7107 or Beth Johnson at 518-359-2652 to reserve a time. Friends, spouses and children are welcome to attend the interview. If it's too hard to get to the VFW, the film's producers can make arrangements to interview a veteran at home.
Organizers say the arts council is eager to hear from men and women who have served during any wartime period. Any veterans who were interviewed for the original project are encouraged to contact friends and neighbors about their positive experience, and encourage others to participate. TLAC hopes to reach everyone with interest in the project. Anyone who knows of veterans who might want to participate, or anyone who would like further information about the project is encouraged to call 518-359-2652.