Blue Ridge Stories 2011 ended today with the final screening of all the campers’ videos!
The camp director Ashley Maynor opened the commencement with a few comments and special thanks, then we all watched the documentaries. This year there were four films. First was “From Page to Stage”, a look at how “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” was brought to life in Roanoke. Next was “Lost Gone Neighbors Remembered”, a film about the Neal family who found a Civil War era graveyard in their backyard. “Pop’s – A Taste of the Community” was next, looking at the famous ice cream shop in the area. To end the screening was “Train of Thought”: a look at the history and implications of trains in Roanoke.
After the screening, all the campers were awarded with certificates of completion and a copy of the DVD, as well as held a short Q&A about their films.
We would like to thank the Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia Tech’s Department of Theatre and Cinema, and InnovationSpace for their support, in addition to the campers and their families. We had a blast this week and hope to see some of you next year!