Thursday, December 8, 2022

Fireworks, Black Eyed Peas and more: JCC releases the latest #lipsyncchallenge video


James City County’s emergency responders have joined in the nationwide social media craze, the lip-sync challenge.

On Thursday the video which features the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” first responders and their families, drone footage and more — was posted on James City County’s Facebook page.

James City County Police are challenging both Williamsburg Police and William & Mary Police to make their own videos.

The James City County video is the latest lip-sync video to appear on local emergency responders’ social media pages.

On Tuesday, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office released their lip-sync challenge video to the tune of Will Smith’s “Men in Black.”

On July 9, the Norfolk Police Department’s lip-sync video to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk ”went viral — hitting more than 1.4 million reactions and more than 67 million views thus far. Since then, the Hampton Police Department has released its own video to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s “Good Vibrations.”

On Tuesday, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said the department has been challenged to participate but has not released a public response yet.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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