John Kiesewetter reports:
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
With the help of some Wisconsin snow-makers, it snowed this morning on Mulberry Street in downtown Lebanon.
The second week of filming of “The Christmas Spirit,” a Hallmark Channel movie starring Nicollette Sheridan, will begin later this morning with snow scenes on Mulberry Street, a block away from the Golden Lamb. Mulberry Street is used for Main Street in the film, which will premiere Dec. 1 on the Hallmark Channel.
A little test snow was sprayed near the corner of Mulberry and Mechanic this morning by Sturm Special Effects, the Wisconsin company brought in to spray snow. Cotton snow was rolled along the buildings and street lamps again, then wetted down to make it look like melting snow.
Scenes will be shot in the old Best Cafe on Mulberry Street and in a Christmas tree lot — yes, a Christmas tree lot — in a parking lot near Mulberry and Broadway, behind the Village Ice Cream Parlor.
Filming started last Monday with Sheridan last Monday at Deaconess Hospital. Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis arrives this week for her scenes.
Filming wraps up in two weeks, on Friday, Oct. 11.