Spencer Cable Access (SCA) is proud to host “Feeding Our Neighbors”, a food drive and production studio open house to benefit the Spencer Food Pantry, on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the SCA Studio, 310 Main Street and in the parking lot of the adjoining David Prouty High School.
“Feeding Our Neighbors” is held every year to help the local Spencer Food Pantry. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and financial contributions can be made at the event. Checks may be made out to “Spencer Food Pantry”. SCA will match monetary donations up to $1,000. Visit SCATV.org/food for additional information and updates. There will also be a special check presentation by Klem’s Department store which has coordinated a “register round-up” campaign in support of the Spencer Food Pantry.
“Each year, we at Klem’s run a program whereby our customers can make a contribution to the Spencer Food Pantry by simply rounding up their total to the nearest dollar. Last year, our customers collectively donated over $5,000 and we are excited to see where we end up this year,” said Jessica Bettencourt, President of Klem’s Department Store.
“This event is very important for our community. It’s a way to stand side by side and make a difference,” said Aaron Keyes, SCA station manager.
A live broadcast on Spectrum channel 192 and 194 and streamed live at SCATV.org and on Facebook Live will feature donation updates, interviews with participants, and SCA studio tours and demos. Spencer Cable Access has sponsored ten fall open houses and food drives gathering over 15,000 pounds of food and more than $15,000 in donations. SCA, which broadcasts local content on Charter Communications channels 191, 192 and 194 in Spencer and has operated since 1999, is seeking new volunteers. Spencer residents interested in learning about video and television production, editing, graphics, or audio and those willing to provide office support are encouraged to visit the studio during the Open House to learn about the wide range of opportunities. An SCA volunteer may perform a single task, for example videotape a sports event or a special town program or a volunteer may choose to participate regularly, taping Spencer board or committee meetings or staffing the station for two hours each week. A potential producer may suggest a new television show that the volunteer oversees from start to finish. Training in all aspects of production, including camera operation and use of the editing suite is provided. New volunteers are mentored and assisted by experienced staff. Anyone who cannot attend the open house may visit the SCA website, SCATV.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.