Save the Tapes!


Save the tapes with the A-Go-Go girls and Dean Traver

The First Street Community Center is proud to play host to a really great 24-hour telethon starting 8pm on Friday, February 20th until 8pm on Saturday, February 21st, 2015.

* NEWSFLASH:  You can watch the Telethon as it happens.  Click HERE.  *

Help Us Save Our History!

More than 2000 VHS tapes are disintegrating…  Dean Traver, previous owner of the local public access broadcast channel KMVL, has been recording Mount Vernon and Lisbon history since the early 1980’s.  Over 2,000 events, lectures, concerts, sports events, festivals and parades are stored on VHS tapes.

These tapes are falling apart and need to be digitized and properly stored for future generations to view. Dozens of the groups and performers who believe that the Traver tapes are important are coming together for the second Frank Benesh Memorial Telethon A-Go-Go! And it’s the FIRST one to SAVE THE TAPES!

Stop in and party at the Uptown Theatre, join local artists, performers and eccentrics as they attempt to stay up all night to raise every dollar possible to save this priceless history embodied in these Traver VHS tapes.

As if this wasn’t enough excitement, a Silent Auction will take place throughout the event held in the Uptown Theatre to help raise money as well.  You are welcome to stop in, enjoy the performances, be a performer, and donate or even bid on items.

The organizers of the event state that your donation will be tax deductable and they will provide you with a form for you to fill out.

Questions?  Call:  (319) 210-9935.

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