A new, Triangle-based kids show will start airing on WRAL-TV in April.
The show follows the lives of the Rusty Bucket Kids, who live in the small southern town of Peak City, played by the Town of Apex. Roxanna Demers, 11, (as Roxanna Peakssen) and JohnColeman Demers, 9, (as JohnColeman Peakssen) travel back in time on Steamy, played by The New Hope Valley Railway Steam Locomotive No. 17 and Caboose No. 308. They visit the teenaged-version of famous Americans.
In the hour-long pilot episode, which airs on April 17, Scott Andrew Taylor, 15, stars as a young Abraham Lincoln, who struggles with school and self education when he has to stay at home and help his father and family with work. Other local celebrity cast members include former WRAL news anchor Charles Gaddy (as Grandpa Peakssen) and WRAL personality Mark Roberts (as Peak City town manager Nate Weaver). You may also recognize storyteller Claudio Oswald Niedworok; North Carolina historian J.C. Knowles; and Apex Mayor Keith Weatherly.
Expo attendees will be able to interact with some cast members, see performances of The Rusty Bucket Band, and check out the vintage Rusty Bucket Truck. Merchandise will be for sale and there will also be autographed giveaways and ticket giveaways to the New Hope Valley Railway for a ride on Steamy, the show's time-travel train.
And Go Ask Mom is excited to be a part of the Expo. Be sure to stop by to see us if you're there.