There will be several special thank you gifts offered during special membership drive broadcasts of Pioneer’s local programs. Here are the dates and times of those broadcasts and lists of some of the special gifts that are available:
Saturday March 5 at 5:00 p.m. Funtime Polka with Patti Chmielewski
Patti Chmielewski of the Chmielewski Funtime Band will be live in the Appleton studios on Saturday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. with volunteers from the Community of Milan to promote Pioneer’s Funtime Polka show. There will be singing, dancing and a special copy of her CD Patty and More sent out to all who join at the $5 a month sustainer level ($60 one time pledge).
Saturday March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Grassland Jam Special
On Saturday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m call in to receive a limited edition Grassland Jam guitar pick and your choice of a Hot Rize or Fish Heads CD that will be sent with our thanks for your membership at the $5 a month sustainer level ($60 one time pledge).
Thursday March 10 at 7:00 p.m. Best of Postcards Special
On Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. tune in to see the Postcards team of Dana Johnson, Ben Dempcy and Kristofor Gieske perform special skits that will be interspersed with some of the most popular episodes of Postcards Season 7 thus far.
The first 5 callers who join at the $7 a month sustainer level ($60 one time pledge) will receive a special John Larson handcrafted porcelain mug made with local clay glaze in a handmade barnwood box. Larson is a Milan based potter who was featured in a recent Postcards episode that has been viewed and shared by thousands of people online.
Viewers who pledge to join Pioneer as a sustainer at the $10 a month level ($120 a year) will be entered into a drawing to win a special canvas mounted Oak Tree photograph by photographer John White of Ortonville. White’s traveling exhibit entitled the “Art of Erosion” has been challenging audiences throughout the Upper Midwest to reconsider our erosion prone food system.
Viewers who pledge to join Pioneer as a sustainer at the $12 a month level ($144 a year) will be entered into a drawing to win a special “Welcome Bear “chainsaw sculpture by Jordan Dahl of Dawson who’s Postcards segment has also been viewed and shared by thousands of people online since first airing in January, 2016.
Thursday March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Prairie Yard and Garden Special
On Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. there will a special Prairie Yard and Garden episode on Geraniums. For your $10 a month ($120 a year) sustaining pledge, Pioneer will send you a copy of the 496 page The Four Season’s Gardener’s Cookbook: From the Garden to the Table in 120 Recipes. Thank you for supporting the 29th Season of Prairie Yard and Garden on Pioneer Public Television!
In addition to these special local program gifts, there are dozens and dozens of thank you gifts for the programs you love on Pioneer Public Television. For a complete list of thank you gifts, visit our membership page: http://www.pioneer.org/support-pioneer.html and look at the the drop down list of all the thank you gifts available.