The community of Worthington has been hosting a windsurfing festival for 15 years, according to event organizer Bill Keitel. Every so often, the US Windsurfing national championships are held as part of the festival and this was the case in June 2014 when Pioneer sent its Postcards crew to Worthington to capture the event. "It's probably the most windsurfer-friendly event in the U.S.," said Keitel. Keitel and windsurfer Andy Gratton provide a background on the history of windsurfing as part of the program.
Since its beginning in 2001, the windsurfing festival has incorporated art into the event with an "Art on the Shore" art fair. Involving kids and the community in the creation of art is a key aspect of the festival. "Worthington is a community that is very diverse and art crosses all cultures," said Gail Holinka, a local art teacher and chair of the Worthington Public Arts Commission. Holinka explains how the community worked with Forecast Public Arts to create the Commission which has led to the creation of a mural and other public art installations.
The episode also features interviews with some of the visiting artists who are part of the event. Steven Turner of Giving Tree Music talks about community drum circles and drum making workshops that he organized. Kevin Reese is interviewed about a mobile installation in the Memorial Auditorium in Worthington that he worked on as part of the event. "It is a joy to be a part of this," said Reese.
Finally, the Postcards crew captured a part of the Unvarnished Music Festival that coincides with the Windsurfing Regatta. According to Keitel, the Festival has attracted renowned musicians over the years. A performance by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jalan Crossland is featured in the program. "It's great to do something you're passionate about for a living, " said Crossland.