Lowell, IN – Lakeshore Public Media, with support from Fred Rogers Productions and PNC Grow Up Great, will be partnering with Harvest Tyme Family Farm in Lowell to host a Be My Neighbor Day event on September 24. Attendees will get to meet Daniel Tiger from the PBS Kids series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” while learning about emergency preparedness and participating in various family activities.
Harvest Tyme Family Farm offers paid admission for guests in an all-ages friendly environment with activities such as pumpkin picking, a giant corn maze, amusement rides and more. Lakeshore Public Media’s Be My Neighbor Day event will be held in a designated area of the farm that will be free and open to the public.
“We are honored to receive support from Fred Rogers Productions, PNC Bank and Harvest Tyme. We’re also very excited to throw – what looks like – a giant birthday party for Daniel Tiger. The event gives us the chance to foster positive lessons in a joyful setting for the families we serve,” said Lakeshore Public Media Communications Coordinator Russel Brodhacker. “We are blessed to be surrounded by amazing neighbors, and that alone is cause for celebration.”
In recognition of September as Disaster Preparedness Month, the Be My Neighbor Day event will promote emergency preparedness, which was covered in an episode of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” in which Daniel Tiger prepares a emergency kit during a storm. Lakeshore Public Media will provide flashlights and other items for children to use to start their emergency preparedness kit. The station will also provide materials for children to create cards thanking first responders as well as other efforts to help familiarize children with their local helpers. This addition aligns with the cross-platform “Meet the Helpers” effort inspired by Mr. Rogers’ initiative to seek out the helpers in an emergency. Lakeshore Public Media will partner with the MAAC Foundation to distribute the maps to local first responders.
Lakeshore Public Media Vice President of Development Carl Kurek says this event will provide families with more than just a fun experience.
“Lakeshore Public Media is committed to serving all members of our community, and that goes beyond the programming we air,” he said. “It is important for our community to know that we offer many additional resources, and in this case, that means opportunities around education and safety initiatives for families and especially children. But all with the aim of furthering our mission of promoting lifelong learning in the region. »
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PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions have announced that “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” the number one animated series for preschoolers on PBS KIDS and the first series inspired by the show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” will kick off its 10th anniversary. on September 3 with a marathon of “Top Ten Tiger Tales” on PBS KIDS. The special, fan-voted programming event will lead into the highly anticipated sixth season, featuring a week of all-new episodes, streaming for free on PBS KIDS starting September 5.
Fred Rogers began each episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” with his signature song question: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Daniel Tiger welcomes a new generation of children and families to his neighborhood. In a special “Neighbors Day” episode, Daniel learns that it’s good to be a neighbor and that one kind act can lead to many. Her first good deed sets off a chain reaction of kindness throughout the neighborhood, culminating in the declaration of “Neighbors Day!”
The series has received many prestigious awards, including a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Series for Preschoolers, 2020 Parents’ Choice Gold Award for Television, 2018 Common Sense Media Seal of Approval and Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming by the Television Critics Association. in 2016.
Lakeshore Public Media is a public broadcasting entity based in Northwest Indiana for nearly 35 years. Their mission is to enrich the lives of residents of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana through lifelong learning, celebration of human diversity, and engagement in civic concerns. For more information, visit LakeshorePublicMedia.org.