West Bend received HUGE exposure Thursday night on MPTV as the wonderful community we know and love was featured on Around the Corner with John McGivern.
If you missed the show you can watch it here. There were fabulous interviews with restaurant and retail owners, neighbors let us into their homes and local businesses opened their doors.
A note posted below the YouTube video of Around the Corner with John McGivern read:
Wow! West Bend totally surprised us. Yes, we know it’s only an hour northwest of Milwaukee, but we didn’t know that this city has it all – and then some.
West Bend is home to some true Wisconsin treasures. Where else are you going to find a fire fighting apparatus collection, a private zoo complete with celebrity bears named Lewis and Clark AND world class trombone musicians and craftsmen that will show you how they make trombones?
John made some treasured memories too as he made soap, pickled watermelon rinds (and ate them, too — truly yummy!), nosed around a fantastic downtown residence that used to be a hardware store and took orders at the local custard and burger shop. The girls at A Conversation Piece really got him talking, and the gigantic painting at the spectacular Museum of Wisconsin Art left him speechless.
As John said, we’re so glad that West Bend is close to Milwaukee because we love West Bend!