Jun 22, 2020
Harry Connick Jr. drove an RV to Harrisburg last month to meet Blake Lynch as part of a television special celebrating unsung heroes.
The two-hour show called “United We Sing: A Grammy Tribute” aired on CBS Sunday night and featured a series of frontline workers, including Lynch, who works as the community policing coordinator for the Harrisburg Police Department.
But when three large RVs pulled up to 13th and Derry streets on May 11, Lynch didn’t know who was inside the main vehicle. He was simply told by producers that a “Grammy award-winning celebrity” wanted to meet him.
When the vehicle door opened, Lynch immediately recognized Connick Jr., a New Orleans native singer and actor, even though he was wearing a face mask because of the novel coronavirus. Connick Jr. was traveling with his daughter, a filmmaker, across the country to document the work of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Connick introduced himself and told Lynch: “Man, I’ve heard a lot about you. You’re a rock star. It’s nice to meet you.”
Then Lynch spent about an hour with Connick Jr. in Allison Hill discussing his work helping to coordinate and distribute more than a half-million pounds of food over 15 weeks to city residents through the Central Pa. Food Bank and the Harrisburg School District. Connick Jr.’s daughter Georgia Connick filmed their conversation and interactions.
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