Gettin’ out there: office hours for ideaLab yields story for York Daily Record co-worker

Tell people where you are, and they will come.

On Tuesday, I had a visitor during my ideaLab office hours at Central Market.

It was Sue Diaz, spokeswoman for The Potter’s House, a 300-member Hispanic congregation that’s hoping to buy a historic church in downtown York.

She had corresponded with me earlier that day via the ydr.com Facebook page, where I had posted my location for the morning.

The church she represents is currently renting a facility but hopes to close on the at-one-time-condemned Trinity United Methodist Church by the end of July.

Once they close, she said, the congregation needs to raise $500,000 to repair the building’s roof.

Awesome.

The thing is, though, this isn’t really my beat.

I remembered my co-worker John Hilton had been following this story, so I passed the tip onto him.

He did the hard part of following up and was able to break news on his blog, Belief and Beyond.

Check out the story here.

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One response to “Gettin’ out there: office hours for ideaLab yields story for York Daily Record co-worker

  1. Pingback: More folks are catching on … meeting some cool people through my ideaLab ‘mobile reporter’ project | BY LAUREN BOYER

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