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WPBS EXPLORE THE REGION: BUY IT LOCAL AUCTION COMING IN NOVEMBER

October 28, 2015 Watertown, NY – WPBS is pleased to announce the Explore the Region:  Buy it Local Auction on Friday and Saturday, November 13th and 14th from 6 – 11pm each evening.  WPBS will be partnering with individuals and organizations on both sides of the border to call attention to the local artisans, attractions, handcrafted items and local food products that define the wonderful culture of our two nation region.  Donations include wares from the Corning Glass Museum, Michael Ringer, the Bay House Artisans, Denise Smith Silver Jewelry, food from the 3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery & Café, Thousand Islands River Rat Cheese, Bella’s Restaurant, attraction certificates from Deep Down Divers, Singer Castle, Kingston 1000 Islands Trolley Tour, Painted Pony Rodeo, and much more!  Information on these items and hundreds more can be found on the online Buyer’s Guide at www.wpbstv.org/buyitlocal.

Each night, Jay Matteson, Agricultural Economic Developer for Jefferson County Economic Development and host of The Home Grown Show on 790 WTNY AM, will present on-air samplings and demonstrations of local products. If you have an item to donate or wish to volunteer please contact Peggy A. Brouty at 315-782-3142 ext. 301 or email her at pbrouty@wpbstv.org.

Join WPBS for this two-night auction and get a head start on holiday shopping this season while supporting local businesses and WPBS-DT.  The Explore the Region:  Buy it Local auction is a fundraising event for WPBS-DT, a community resource dedicated to serving our broadcast community through quality television programs, media engagement events, and outreach projects.

About WPBS-TV

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.  More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.  Download our mobile app at Google Play or the ITunes App Store.

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