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ONE Central Florida, highlights some of the best and lesser-known treasures our area has to offer.

One Central FloridaOn this month’s ONE Central Florida, experience the Old West with an authentic steam locomotive ride. Orange Blossom Cannonball takes you between Mount Dora and Tavares, and incorporates a thrilling and realistic train robbery during your ride!

“The good guys face the bad guys, and the good guys generally win and the train departs in tact and everyone has a good time,” said Richard Grigsby, owner of the Orange Blossom Cannonball.

Then, learn about a local organization giving underprivileged students free piano lessons, and even pianos. The Steinway Society of Central Florida believes all children should have access to music, and they have provided it. The organization was rated the top educational program in Florida.

“We can prove what music has done for children, we’ve been very successful,” said Gary Grimes, president of the Steinway Society of Central Florida. “The last study we received in December showed that 100 percent of the children in the program made academic gains.” This story is presented as part of WUCF’s American Graduate initiative, bringing awareness to the dropout crisis and encouraging Central Florida’s children to succeed.

Learn how riding a horse can be therapeutic and is changing the lives of many children in need. Freedom Ride is a non-profit organization offering this therapy, known as hippotherapy.

World Rhino Day is coming up on September 22. Celebrate at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford. Get some up-close and personal time with the rhinos and help conversation efforts.

ONE Central Florida airs Thursday, September 3 at 8:00 p.m. on WUCF TV.

You can catch up on previous episodes of ONE on the website (http://www.wucftv.org/one).

About ONE Central Florida

The monthly magazine show, ONE Central Florida, highlights some of the best and lesser-known treasures our area has to offer. Central Florida is home to millions of people and thousands of local businesses, organizations and groups. But in the end, we are ONE community…and these are our stories. The locally produced show tells the stories of the people and places that make Central Florida a unique place to live. The program gives Central Florida PBS viewers a front-row seat for the greatest stories in their own backyards.

About WUCF TV

WUCF TV is the sole-service PBS member station whose mission is to educate, inform and entertain by providing universally accessible, high quality and unbiased public media content that inspires all people to broaden their horizons and be life-long learners.

The station serves nearly 4 million Central Floridians across nine counties. Licensed to the University of Central Florida, WUCF TV provides four program services, including channel 24.1, WUCF TV’s main PBS programming channel; WUCF Create 24.2; WUCF World 24.3; and Spanish-language WUCF Vme 24.4. Learn more at http://wucftv.org.

Media Contact: Jennifer Cook, WUCF TV, 407-823-2947, jennifer.cook@wucftv.org

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