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11Alive takes morning show to Cumming

10:02 AM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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CUMMING, Ga. -- 11Alive hosted its first-ever Forsyth County morning show Friday morning.

The crew broadcast the show live from the Cumming Playhouse.

PHOTOS | Great crowd! Great moments!

Morning anchors Karyn Greer, Ted Hall, Chesley McNeil and Elle Duncan mingled with a huge crowd of community supporters, including Mayor Ford Gravitt, who was joined by the North Georgia Barbershop Singers.

WATCH | Mayor Gravitt and the N. Ga. Barbershop Singers

Casts from two of the Cumming Playhouse's productions stopped by to perform popular numbers from their shows.

WATCH | The Sound of Music cast
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Treasure Island cast

Some local celebrities visited the show too, including Miss Cumming Fair 2013 Katie Grego and Buford resident Andrew Moore, who made seven appearances and won nearly $140,000 on "Jeopardy!"

WATCH | Meet Katie Grego
WATCH |
Meet Andrew Moore

The Cumming show has lots of great visuals, such as a steam engine, a calliope and a hot air balloon. Chesley was brave enough to venture into the balloon's basket, but was shaking in his boots when the open flame was turned on!

WATCH | Chesley in a hot air balloon

He also tried his hand at the calliope.

And he gave the weekend weather with Britney LeBlanc, one of his biggest fans.

WATCH | Britney gives the weather

Several local businesses and groups made appearances as well, including the Humane Society of Forsyth County and the MSG Foundation, which works to curb hunger in the county.

WATCH | Humane Society of Forsyth County
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MSG Foundation

11Alive's Jennifer Leslie profiled two of the things that make Cumming unique: the Georgia Army National Guard and the North Georgia Quarter Midget Association of pint-sized race car drivers.

WATCH | Ga. Army National Guard
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Quarter Midget Racing

A special shout-out goes to Tam's Backstage and Donut Connection for providing incredible food for the crew and attendees!

Cumming was the 10th stop on 11Alive's "This is Home" summer tour of metro Atlanta. Past shows include Duluth, Powder Springs, Douglasville, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Downtown Atlanta, Norcross, Dallas and Stockbridge.

Will the crew visit your town? See the complete schedule.

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