Downton Abbey is an international television sensation created by Oscar winning writer Julian Fellowes. For the past 4 years, the program, (which airs on Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. on Pioneer Public TV) has attracted a growing base of fans who tune in to watch the aristocratic Crawley family navigate a rapidly changing world in England during the 1920s.
The show has inspired a nationwide interest in Edwardian era clothing and fashion, with top designers like Ralph Lauren offering gowns and tweed jackets based on the hit TV series. Audience members are encouraged to dress up for an informal "fashion show" that will be held as part of the evening festivities. Door prizes and a Downton Abbey trivia quiz are also planned for the event..
“We are excited to partner with Pioneer in sponsoring this Downton Abbey Season 5 Sneak Preview,” said Joan Spaeth, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC). "SCMC has long supported Pioneer Public Television for their quality programming and commitment to community, “ she added.
For those who can’t make the premiere on December 11th, the Downton Abbey program will be broadcast on Sunday, January 4th at 9 p.m. over the air on Pioneer Public TV, Channels 10 and 14.3 on Federated Cable or on Mediacom Channel 13 in Morris.
The event is free but seating is limited. Tickets to the event are available at the Morris Theatre, Unger Furniture, Old Number 1 and Heartland Motors. For more information, contact Pioneer’s Community Relations Representative Daren Lehne at 320-289-2622. or visit www.pioneer.org.