Adding another confirmation to the reality of Guiding Light's cancellation, on Tuesday night, Kim Armstrong, one of the show's producers, gave the town of Peapack-Gladstone a $10,000 check as a parting gift and sign of appreciation. The series was reluctant to end their association sooner, hoping that there was still a chance that they might find life on a network other than CBS.
The series began shooting in the New Jersey borough two years ago, leasing properties which became its set and background in a groundbreaking production experiment. "We appreciate everything you all have done for us and it's been a wonderful experience," Armstrong told the mayor.
The town has happily embraced the series since they welcomed it in. Mayor William Horton and councilmembers thanked Armstrong and the show's producers for their positive and productive relationship. They plan to use the $10,000 to install benches and a gazebo in Komline Park.