NBC's new television show, "Three Wishes" will be in Le Mars Friday through Monday, with the opportunity for area residents to have their wishes granted.
The first event for the public will start at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, at the Wish Tent at the Plymouth County Courthouse.
Amy Grant, Carter Oosterhouse and Eric Stromer will be on hand to hear wishes from Plymouth County residents, according to event producer Mike Hazen. Everyone is invited to make wishes for themselves or for others as the cameras roll.
"Anyone can still make a wish, big or small," said Hazen. "The wish may be for yourself, or someone else." The wish may be as simple a need for a new vacuum cleaner, he said.
"We want people to have fun with it. We're here for you," Hazen said. "We'll be there rain or shine."
Due to the fact that requests are filmed, they request no logos on clothing or hats.
The show first heard about Le Mars after they received the story of Megan Hanno. "That's the story that brought us here," said Hazen.
The first of two big events for "Three Wishes" is Sunday, July 17, when the show will be shooting at the Le Mars Community High School football stadium.
"The entire community is encouraged to come witness this historic event," according to posters being put up around the community.
"This will be one of the wishes being granted and we want the entire community to be a part of it," Hazen continued.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Lorenzen Field, and will be held rain or shine. "This is a television shoot, so please be patient with us as we ask for your cooperation during the event," reads the poster.
"This event will show the support of the community," said Hazen.
The second big event will be held Monday evening, with a concert by Amy Grant and a celebration thank you from "Three Wishes" for telling the stories.
Gates open at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Plymouth County Courthouse. There will be food, games, ice cream, vintage tractors and hayrides.
Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of music and celebration.
"We want the country to see the community and what it does," said Hazen.
The same rule of no logos on clothing and hats applies to the Sunday and Monday events as well.
"Three Wishes" is a new NBC primetime reality series slated to premiere this fall. An NBC advance team was in Le Mars in June, receiving wishes from area residents. Each week, the show will be taping in a different small town across the country.