Written on Tuesday February 16, 2010
On Thursday, February 11, 2010 we were thrilled to meet so many wonderful OETA Movie Club fans at OETA Day at the Capitol. Many of you were able to sample some of the famous Movie Club popcorn and have your photo made with BJ Wexler.
One of our fondest memories was meeting one Panhandle resident who celebrated her 89th birthday by meeting B.J. Wexler. Ruth Koachway (pictured with B.J.) had seen in Odyssey the announcement about the event and told her daughter, Elaine, that a five-hour trip into Oklahoma City was her only birthday wish.
To spend 10 hours in the car for some popcorn and a photo didn't seem like enough. So after we finished up at the Capitol it was my pleasure to bring them back to OETA and give them a tour of our facility. Elaine said, as she and Ruth were leaving the station, "We feel like royalty. We never expected this kind of treatment." We hope we made their drive from the panhandle worth it. They make our work at OETA seem much more valuable after meeting them.
Until next time,
OETA Movie Club