Face to Face

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Face to Face

Face to Face

In the news this last weekend, Palmyra, New York, was the home for a Face to Face with Youth Discussion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce member).  Broadcast live from the Smith Farm in Palmyra, New York, this one-of-a-kind event is estimated to have an audience of over 1.5 million viewers.  While live feeds joined two other groups – one in England, and the other in South Africa – it was streamed on social media.

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Youth Co-hosts wave to youth in South Africa (photo courtesy photography by db walton llc)

Several youth in the Palmyra area participated in the event.  Palmyra’s very own Katelyn Jones (Pal-Mac High School) played piano for a special musical number.  Furthermore, other participants came from surrounding areas like Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo and more.  This was a program for youth, by the youth.

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Pal-Mac Student Katelyn Jones sneaks a cookie after the broadcast.

Palmyra’s Impact

In a post-production interview, President Henry B. Eyring and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland acknowledged how grateful they are to the residents and people of Palmyra.  In their acknowledgement of church members coming from all over the world to visit Palmyra, they said Palmyra was a type of Mecca for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  They expressed their appreciation for hospitality shown by the good citizens of Palmyra.

To understand Palmyra’s roll in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one can visit http://history.lds.org.  Virtual tours of these sites are found on this site.  (A special note:  Many of the photographs provided on this site come from Palmyra’s own D. Brent Walton, CPP, Cr.Photog. owner of photography by db walton llc.)

Summary

In conclusion, this one-of-a-kind event is never to be repeated. Seen all over the world, our tiny Village of Palmyra had its impact last weekend.  Most of all, the dignitaries from Salt Lake City, Utah, gave public thanks to our tiny village.

The full broadcast can be seen here (click here).

A special News Report by KSL TV, Salt Lake City, is viewed here.  In this broadcast they show the Palmyra Pharmacy.

And, here’s one that explains the event…


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