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Apostle's Tale Brought to Life in "My Name is Peter" at Hudson Valley Community College, April 15

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, March 30, 2004

The Student Christian Association at Hudson Valley Community College will present the one-act, one-man drama "My Name is Peter," performed by Pastor Tim Blanchfield and based on the life of Peter the Apostle, on Thursday, April 15.

This 45-minute performance will be staged at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Conference Room in the Siek Campus Center on the Hudson Valley Community College campus in Troy, New York.

The event is free and open to the public.

A fifth grade teacher in the Germantown Central School, Blanchfield also is a newly ordained minister with the Independent Assemblies of God. He began work on the one-act play about eight years ago. Through extensive study of the Bible, Blanchfield developed the drama based on the life of Peter the Apostle. This presentation vividly portrays Peter's life as a fisherman before he met Jesus Christ and shows how Jesus transformed Peter into a "fisher of men."

Blanchfield has performed the play at churches, schools, nursing homes, youth detention centers, and drug rehabilitation centers. He lives in Saugerties, with his wife Edna, and they are part of the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church in Red Hook.

For more information about the performance, call Jim LaBate at 518-383-2254.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.