Ray Charles House To Be Featured On The Florida ChannelJun 11th, 2013 | By Lynette | Category: Front Page
Elesta Pritchett, former Mayor of Greeneville, spoke to the Town Council at their June 10 meeting to thank the Public Works Department, headed up by J.C. Fead, for all the work they did to help get the boyhood home of music legend Ray Charles “camera-ready” for the film crews of The Florida Channel.
The modest home had been restored and dedicated in September of 2009, and open for tours since then, but the house needed a little sprucing up. Pritchett read a letter of gratitude, listing all the work Fead and his team had done to make the place look nice for the television crew, including planting flowers in the flowerbeds, replacing some steps on the porch, and thoroughly cleaning up the yard.
“I was so impressed, I didn’t what to do,” she said, smiling.
The Florida Channel, operating out of Tallahassee, is a public television channel that broadcasts the legislative session live every year, along with several news shows about Florida politics, current events and documentaries about significant historical figures in the state’s history. Pritchett didn’t know when the Florida Channel plans to air the special on Ray Charles, but said that there might be some updates in the near future on the website http://thefloridachannel.org.
In September of this year, there is also a Ray Charles postage stamp due to be released, on or near birthday, Sept. 23.