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Football game DVD raising money for Armstrong school program

The final football game of a 100-year rivalry between Kittanning and Ford City high schools is going to be a win for students at Armstrong Junior-Senior High School.

A DVD of the historic game played Oct. 24 — which Kittanning won 43-6 to even the series at 37 games each — will be sold to raise funds to upgrade television production equipment at the school in Manor when it opens next year.

Christopher Garritano, who teaches television production, said he wants to upgrade equipment that will move to the new school from Kittanning and Ford City when those schools are closed. He also wants buy film editing software for each of the 20 computers that will be at the new school.

“We’re starting to get our equipment organized for next year, so we’re going to see what exactly we need to get and use this money toward whatever we need,” Garritano said. “We could also consider taking some of our students on field trips or bring in presenters to give them a feel for professional television productions.”

Garritano is manufacturing and taking orders for the DVD of the football game through Dec. 5. He plans to distribute them before the schools’ Christmas break that starts Dec. 23. The cost of the DVD is $15. He said he would manufacture more DVDs after break if there is a demand for the product.

“It’s a nice keepsake,” he said. “I really want this to be a service to the community and school district.”

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or [email protected].

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