By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — The City of Trussville will be featured as a part of ABC 33/40’s “Hometown Focus” in November 2016. This program will include “The Talk of Alabama” producing a show within the city. Meteorologist James Spann will film a live weather segment from Trussville as well.
“They’re promoting our city,” City Councilman Alan Taylor said. “They’re giving us a chance to promote our businesses. It’s great that we have this time near the Christmas shopping season. We’ve got the prime time slot.”
The program will feature a 15 second promotional announcement from Mayor Gene Melton, which will be aired on ABC 33/40 throughout the November to bring attention to the city. Other 10 to 30 second clips, featuring city officials and businesses, will be aired throughout the month.
The program will draw attention to Trussville City Schools and feature a segment dedicated to local restaurants in the city.
The segment will feature the mayor or the city manager as they talk about the progress and developments that the city is making, as well as what Trussville has to offer. It will cover special events, including Trussville CityFest, Trussville’s Art Show and Tasting Event and Trussville’s Annual Christmas Parade.
Through the “Hometown Focus” partnership, the City of Trussville will be able to advertise their events on ABC 33/40’s website.
According to Trussville City Clerk Lynn Porter, this is the third year in a row that the city of Trussville has participated in this program. “Hometown Focus” will cost the city a flat rate of $10,000. Other cities that have participated in the “Hometown Focus” partnership include Gadsden, Irondale, Oneonta and Jacksonville.
“I think it makes the surrounding areas aware of what we have. We’re going to highlight our restaurants and our places to shop,” Taylor said. “It just reminds people around us that we’re here. We have some great restaurants. We have some great, small, hometown shops.”