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Zip Zip Hooray to Gloucester!

TheFox 25 Zip Trip to Gloucester flowed beautifully and was so well-organized by the Zip Trip Team. The challenges of producing live television are many and, I imagine, ten times more demanding when broadcasting from a different Massachusetts town each week. All went perfectly; seemingly without a hitch. The newscasters were inundated with fans and gifts, the producers countless hurdles, and all the while the cameramen were trying to film in an open setting dodging everyone who was running in and out. Despite these many challenges, the newscasters and production team were gracious, considerate, professional, and patient. Thank you Sarah Unis and the Fox 25 Zip Team for visiting Gloucester!

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Good Morning Gloucester Team, from left to right: Felicia, Donna, Melissa, Ed, Joey, Amanda, BJ, Pat, with Ron center front.

Making Sista Felicia’s to-die-for-amazingly-delicious-homemade-ricotta doughnuts

VB, Gloucester’s Own Fox 25 Producer Sarah Unis, and her Dad Joe Unis

Gene Lavanchy and fan

Mayor Kirk and Producer Sarah Unis

Donna, Sista Felicia, Joey, and BV ~ where Joey explains to VB the perfect lobster roll.

VB looks skeptical!

Joe was asked to represent Gloucester in the live trivia segment. He did beautifully, or as he would say, “Boom, we nailed it!”

Sista Felicia, Joey, VB, Gene Lavanchy

Shannon Mulaire and Gene Lavanchy

John McElhenny from Matter Communications and Donna

Cindy Fitzgibbon and fans

Mayor Kirk and VB

Gloucester’s CFO Jeffrey Towne and Cindy Fitzgibbon

Future newscasters

BJ Mohan taking a break after the early morning (4am) set-up.

Sarah Unis

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Fox 25 Zip Trip Details for Friday 6-10am at Stage Fort Park

Here’s the latest press release from Maggie Hennessey-Nees, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs at Fox 25


FOX25 Morning News is on the road for another season of Zip Trips!  Every Friday morning we’re live in cities and towns across New England.  This is the ninth year of Zip Trips with visits to more than 150 New England communities.  Our final summer stop this season will be Gloucester, MA 01930!  Join FOX25 Morning News Co-hosts Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire, Meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon, News Commentator Doug “VB” Goudie and Reporter Elizabeth Hopkins on Friday, August 31st, at Stage Fort Park on Hough Avenue. Our live broadcast is from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Neighbors, residents, and kids of all ages who want to share their “Gloucester Pride” are encouraged to be part of our live audience! We’ll have special guests and features that celebrate the unique qualities of Gloucester. Explore the town, meet the people, and enjoy specialty food demonstrations.

Features Include:

*   Taste of the Town: Local restaurants, cafés or bakeries demonstrate savory dishes and sweet treats!

•         Home Town Team: A salute to a youth or senior team ranging from baseball and soccer to the local running club!

•         Zip Trip Trivia: VB tries to stump a special guest with town trivia.

•         Home Town Hero: Meet the local hero who helps out whenever needed! We’ll feature a resident who’s making a difference.

•         On the Market: Why is Gloucester a great place to live? Preview homes in three price points and hear about schools, services and recreation.

•         Firehouse Fridays: Local firefighters will be honored for all they do.

•         Zip Trip Fan of the Week: We’ll pick someone from the crowd with true Zip Trip Spirit as our Fan of the Week.

•         High Speed Deal: On-site scavenger hunt game for Zip Trip attendees.

•         Zip Trip Jr. Reporter: We’ll select a child from the crowd to help us with a few reporter duties.

•         Town Tour: The FOX25 Morning News team explores the best eats, must-see attractions, hidden gems, and little known landmarks!

•         Children’s Book Drive: Donate a new children’s book to benefit Reach Out and Read.

Residents are invited to drop-off a brand new children’s book from our book list featured on the Zip Trip page at myfoxboston.com. All new books collected will benefit Reach Out and Read, a national nonprofit that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

Zip Trip attendees will also have the chance to find out who will win a new Mazda CX-5 as we conclude the Mazda Zip Trip Giveaway! Complete contest details are available on the contest page at www.myfoxboston.com<http://www.myfoxboston.com/>. Prizes, games, children’s story time, and free products (while suppl         ies last) will be part of the fun provided by our Zip Trip partners including: Dunkin Donuts, New England Mazda Dealers, Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Fallon Community Health Plan, Sal’s Pizza, Tedeschi Food Shops, Catania Hospitality Group, The Paper Store, Canobie Lake Park, The Steamship Authority and Hunt’s Photo & Video.

For additional information about FOX25 Morning News Zip Trips visit www.myfoxboston.com<http://www.myfoxboston.com/>.