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"TOWN HAUL'S" STARS – Raymond Ramono, Genevieve Gorder and William Moss – kept the crowd pumped during each take at each reveal.

TLC Unveils
End Results

By Jeanne Sager
JEFFERSONVILLE — November 9, 2004 – The television crews that have kept Jeffersonville abuzz for more than a month are gone now – to the chagrin of some residents who were looking to have them complete more projects and the joy of others who are happy to be rid of the hassles added to their morning commutes. The folks from True Entertainment were in town to film the first of several segments for “Town Haul,” the newest in a slate of redesign shows aired by The Learning Channel (TLC). Over the course of the weekend, residents were able to take part in the “reveals” – a portion of the shows where viewers will see the results of all the shows. Those who were in town for the taping got free gifts – from ice cream at Friday’s unveiling of the new Kelly’s Kones to Swiffer WetJets (TLC star Genevieve Gorder is the product’s main TV pitchman). The Sattler family – Bill, Kelly and daughter Bridget – were filmed walking from home to see their business’ new look – which included a rooftop deck. Folks lined up for free ice cream almost immediately. Four-year-old McKinley Bernitt of North Branch opted for pistachio. She and Jacob Peck, 4, of Jeff, were the first to line up to place an order with Bridget. The show’s stars – Raymond Ramono, Gorder and William Moss – kept the crowd pumped during each take at each reveal. Gorder amused the crowds by “pushing” the tractor-trailer which sported a huge “Town Haul” banner out of the crowd’s view each time. The truck, hired from Jim Hughson Excavating, parked in front of each building to block the view of the redesign from the crowd. As it was driven away, the assembled folks were told to “ooh” and “aah” for the cameras. In addition to the ice cream stand, work was revealed on Main Street business facades, the firehouse, the village hall, a new teen center and an apartment built for “Cowboy” Bob Webb.

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