Betty Koerber said she was
looking for two things to be done when she entered the Greenback
Community Center Friday: to get a look at her taxes and to "come
and talk to you all- do an interview, ham it up a little bit."
She's not talking about her
interview with 10News, but with a producer for a possible
commercial for H&R Block.
Dozens of residents in the
Loudon County town will be getting a second look at their taxes.
In return, some of those residents will be talking about what
"Our target is to do at least
300 second looks here, so we're looking into people in the
Greenback area to come in and see us," said H&R Block's Deborah
If they reach that goal, H&R
Block will contribute thousands of dollars to Greenback High
But reaching a lofty
300-person quota with more than 900 residents in the town is a
little tough, according to mayor Tom Peeler.
"I've never heard of anything
like this in the rest of the country. When they called me and
told me what they had in mind, we've been passing (the news) it
around the community," Peeler said.
Besides the possible money
going to the residents and the school, Betty Koreber said she
liked the idea of having that few minutes of fame.
For more information on how
you can sign up for free tax services and wanting to possibly be
interviewed for the commercial, call 865-856-1088. This will
continue from November 15-17.
According to a press release,
a production crew will tentatively start shooting around
Greenback on November 20.
for H&R Block looking for
residents of Greenback and the
H&R Block is looking for residents of Greenback
the surrounding areas to participate in a very
ad campaign that features Greenback as its star.
Auditions will be held in Greenback on
Friday, Nov. 12th,
Saturday, Nov. 13th,
Monday Nov. 15th,
Tuesday Nov. 16th
and Wednesday Nov. 17th.
Expenses of $50 will be paid to each taxpayer who
an audition and completes a 2nd look. H&R Block
has offered to make a
$25,000 contribution to the Greenback High School
if at least 300 Greenback
residents agree to participate in the entire
Filming will take place in the Greenback area
For more information or to schedule an
audition, please call 865-856-1088.