by Lisa Tome
According to Mayor Rob Alt, Elkton can be a dangerous place.
That's the tongue in cheek message the mayor conveys in Elkton's new promotional video. The mayor is featured on the golf course enduring a near miss encounter with a golf ball.
Both town officials and those at Elkton Alliance are excited about the new promotional video. The video, when completed, will be posted on YouTube.com and Vimeo. It will also be on the town website. "We've had three days of shooting so far," said Jessica Price from the Elkton Alliance.
When the video was in the planning stages, it was decided that the town would put a positive spin on the perception that Elkton is a "dangerous" place. The video also features a number of business owners and town officials in speaking and acting roles. Kayaking and other entertainment and events also get a mention in the video.
For well over 15 years, "Hoppy" Hammond has been sitting on the span along Elkton's Bridge Street, greeting drivers morning and night. Hammond has a featured role in the promo video.
The completed version of the video should be ready for viewing in about a month. A prior video showed dancing and singing in Elkton. The new version is a more up close view of the town and its people.
Michelle Henson, Administration Office Secretary for the Town of Elkton, said the new video "changes the conversation" regarding Elkton being a dangerous place. She said the suggestion to change the conversation came from a business owner. "The new video is a better example of our identity. It's refreshing," said Henson.