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Public can join in promotional video
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Kole Boe is shown video taping kids at St. Marys School getting ready to dance as part of a community promotional video.

Residents of the Richland Center community are welcome to take part in the filming of a promotional video showcasing the people and places of the city and county.

Those who wish to take part should begin gathering at Kelly’s Coffee House at the corner of East Court Street and North Main Street on Saturday, May 13, at 8:30 a.m. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., starting around the corner at Main Street Hobby and Bike Shop, the crowd will begin making its way to Court Street, turning left past the coffee house and other businesses on that block, turn left onto Central Avenue and make its way to the downtown Auditorium, where a red carpet will be placed. As the crowd goes down the two and a half blocks, more and more people will take part, in flash mob style, with everyone dancing in celebration of our part of the state. Those blocks of Court Street and Central Avenue will be closed to traffic during this time.

“We love our community,” says event coordinator Robin Cosgrove, who says the idea came from a video created by citizens of Black River Falls. The idea is that the Richland Center flash mob celebration will be video taped and fashioned into a promotional video to encourage tourism. Included with this footage will be snippets of other groups doing “happy dances,” including City Council members and school kids.

Expected to take part this Saturday are a diverse group, including Girl Scouts, The Missfit Dolls roller derby team, area mascots such as Homer Hornet, the UW-Richland Roadrunner and McGruff the Crime Stoppers dog, representatives of Motorsports Mayhem, and Monica Rynes’s dance students. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px Times}

“We’d like to build relationships through a fun activity,” says Cosgrove.