The Silver River Story

$10,746 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 145 people in 21 months
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We now have 40 hours of interviews with the Glass Bottom boat drivers, 60 hours of wildlife and underwater footage and all the elements of a fine film.  We now need money for the edit, music, narration, final mix and some expensive but wholly necessary helicopter shots. Please help if you can, this will go into our Silver River Museum to educate your children on the wonder in their backyard. We will also have several public venues coming up soon so you can see where your hard earned money went. Good News FAFO has kindly allowed us to have you send larger donations through their 501-C3 so that your donations can be used for tax purposes. Thank you all for all you have done for us already, it is working!!             

Most of us have great memories of our youth at Silver Springs. Certainly a part of that was the glass bottom boat ride. Virginia, Oscar and Roosevelt are the last of the boat drivers left from that era. Then there is Leon Cheathom with fifty years of service doing just about every job at the Springs. They have all seen so much and been so helpful to so many. Leon went down river with me a while back and I recorded him with an Iphone and learned much about a river I thought I knew. I think I realized then that these historians of the river deserve better than an Iphone interview.


Thank you,

Mark Emery
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We now have 40 hours of interviews with the Glass Bottom boat drivers, 60 hours of wildlife and underwater footage and all the elements of a fine film. We now need money for the edit, music, narration, final mix and some expensive but wholly necessary helicopter shots. Please help if you can, this will go into our Silver River Museum to educate your children on the wonder in their backyard. We will also have several public venues coming up soon so you can see where your hard earned money went. Good News FAFO has kindly allowed us to have you send larger donations through their 501-C3 so that your donations can be used for tax purposes. Thank you all for all you have done for us already, it is working!!
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We now have 40 hours of interviews with the Glass Bottom boat drivers, 60 hours of wildlife and underwater footage and all the elements of a fine film.  We now need money for the edit, music, narration, final mix and some expensive but wholly necessary helicopter shots. Please help if you can, this will go into our Silver River Museum to educate your children on the wonder in their backyard. We will also have several public venues coming up soon so you can see where your hard earned money went. Good News FAFO has kindly allowed us to have you send larger donations through their 501-C3 so that your donations can be used for tax purposes. Thank you all for all you have done for us already, it is working!!
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Thank you all this going so well. If we can can raise 4,000 we can do a much more complete job. We can possibly purchase some stock footage from the past. There was actually a glass bottom boat driver on To Tell the Truth in the 60's. Thanks agin for your support.
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Terry Ann Spray
21 months ago
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It's so inspiring to see the love of Silver Springs and this very important project that needs to be done to preserve our history. Thank you Mark!

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Darrell Riley
21 months ago
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We to make sure copies of the finished product can be archived at the Marion County Library and the College of Central Florida's Learning Resources Center, if possible. Thanks, Mark, for spearheading this great project.

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Chuck Kerr
20 months ago
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I was a guest speaker at the Silver Springs Film Festival last year. I loved the area and actually was trying to do something similar. Unfortunately I moved to Georgia for production work. I would still love to be a part of this production. I am well connected with crew and equipment. Let me know if you are interested.

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Mark Emery
21 months ago
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Folks are still helping out, inspiring us to knock this out of the park!

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Ragan Johnson
21 months ago
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Hey Mark, I'll always help. If I don't have it I'll find someone who does. I'm so proud of you and your wonderful love of the springs and Florida nature. It's just really cool to be so like minded...rare for me. Hi to Mary..be well.

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Leah Crace Jones
21 months ago
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Yeah!!! Let's keep going!!!!

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$15
David Sumner
29 days ago
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I'm an Ocala boy.

JB
$50
Jennifer Craggs Beckett
1 month ago
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Thank you Mark!!!

$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
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TH
$100
Tim Hurlbut
1 month ago
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Avid boaters for over 40 yrs. with our kids and extended family have enjoyed the River and Springs so much.

$100
Leah Jones
1 month ago
1
1

This place was an important place to me in my childhood as were the people who are helping to fund this awesome film. Thankful we have talented Mark to represent something beautiful and meaningful for us all.

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
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LS
$150
Lisa Saupp
1 month ago
1
1

Thanks Mark & friends! A never ending story that MUST be told!

CF
$10
CL Foster
1 month ago
1
1

Silver Springs was a natural wonder and I would like to see the waterway returned to its natural state.

Terry Ann Spray
21 months ago
2
2

It's so inspiring to see the love of Silver Springs and this very important project that needs to be done to preserve our history. Thank you Mark!

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Darrell Riley
21 months ago
2
2

We to make sure copies of the finished product can be archived at the Marion County Library and the College of Central Florida's Learning Resources Center, if possible. Thanks, Mark, for spearheading this great project.

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Chuck Kerr
20 months ago
1
1

I was a guest speaker at the Silver Springs Film Festival last year. I loved the area and actually was trying to do something similar. Unfortunately I moved to Georgia for production work. I would still love to be a part of this production. I am well connected with crew and equipment. Let me know if you are interested.

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Mark Emery
21 months ago
1
1

Folks are still helping out, inspiring us to knock this out of the park!

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Ragan Johnson
21 months ago
1
1

Hey Mark, I'll always help. If I don't have it I'll find someone who does. I'm so proud of you and your wonderful love of the springs and Florida nature. It's just really cool to be so like minded...rare for me. Hi to Mary..be well.

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Leah Crace Jones
21 months ago
1
1

Yeah!!! Let's keep going!!!!

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