If you missed Wednesday night's candidate forum for the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education, we have some great news.
Patch and the Lemont Junior Woman's Club were fortunate enough to be contacted last week by Lemont resident Jim Fiore, owner of DV Imaging. DV Imaging is a professional webcasting company who puts together webcasts for companies across the United States. He utilized the volunteer videographers from Channel 6 to stream the event.
Thanks to Fiore's offer to help us, we were able to provide a live feed from the event so voters could watch the forum from the comfort of their own home. So far, we've received great feedback both on Patch and our Facebook page.
Here's the great news: the video from the forum will be available online from now through April 5. Anyone who wishes to view the event in its entirety may do so by clicking here (the video will be available "on demand" by Thursday afternoon).
The forum will also air on Channel 6 (U-Verse Channel 99) on March 21, 22 and 30 at noon, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
On a final note, I want to take one last opportunity to thank Jim Fiore and Bill Pelen, who both worked very hard to organize the filming of this event. Another thank you to Lemont Township Supervisor Steve Rosendahl, who opened up the Community Center to us.
Patch would also like to thank the Lemont Junior Woman's Club for inviting us to be part of such a great event. In particular we would like to thank Kelley Van Hecke, Kristy Lambrakis, Lynn Antonopoulos and all the other women who donated time and energy to making this event such a success.
On a personal note, I want to add that I was blown away by the turnout, as well as the number of people who watched online. The event was informative and positive in nature, which is what we hoped it would be. We hope voters took (or will take) some useful information away from the event, or that you were at least provoked to ask more questions.
We would love to hear your feedback on the event, so please let us know what you thought in the comments below. I can also be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 630-886-7917.
Check back later this morning for the full story on the forum.