Catch a Fallen Star March 27th at the Stanstead Legion
Hiy’all, well we’re back for another season of the “Catch A Fallen Star” talent search and here’s the recap on Sunday’s March 27th “Catch a Fallen Star” talent show. What a great time we had !!!
First, a sincere thanks’ to the Stanstead Legion and staff (Pricilla) for your help and support to kick off our 1st talent show in your Legion, and then to all who participated and also those who came to support the show! It was nice to see a good turnout with support from the friends and families of the contestants.
Our “Country Classics” Band, made up of Alain Gosslin, Donna Mills, Stan Mckelvey and I. started off the show and then our special guests, Donna and Sidney Mills (some of last year’s contest winners) put on a great show. Donna really makes that guitar ring and everyone enjoys them so much. Sid, thank you for MCing in French and by the way, not only can you dance but you’re a great entertainer!
We’re so hoping they can join us as our Special Guests and to do a show throughout the competition!
And as always, a huge treat to hear Lenny Beland (last year’s #1 winner) come from Lennoxville and put on a wonderful performance ! He’s hoping to join us throughout the Catch A Fallen Star 2011 competition as he represents our 2010 winner!
We also thank Meta and Tanya for coming to support us and do a few good old songs…your good friends and it was very much appreciated!
I always look forward to singing with Jim Wharry because I’d sang with, Jim and Winney Wharry, (my foster parents ) since my childhood, they taught me the song we sang “The Old Country Church” but what a nice surprise when he got the audience going when he started yodeling …Hidden Talent there!
Thanks to Stan McKelvey for being the MC for the entire show. It was a hit when he explained about the new contest “THE TREASURE BOX” and how the 50/50 winner will pick a ticket out of the jar and that person will pick a key out of a jar and if the key fits , will win the 50/50 moneys that have accumulating each week of the competition.. …it wasn’t an easy job as there was so much to say and explain about the new rules but he did a great job !
And again this year a special thanks to my son Jody for being a solid support and for running the sound and behind the scenes stuff.
A very special thanks to our new team of volunteers all the way from Richmond, Nathan McKelvey and Lynn Papineau.Thank you for your hard work and support , also our door lady, Ruth Bradfield that comes all the way from South Durham each week just to help out …Thanks so much Ruth ,don’t know what we’d do without ya ! And now what we all were waiting for ….. THE WINNERS! This year it’s up to the audience to be the judges, and here’s the outcome: Ella May McKelvey, from Magog, took 1st place. Jim Megs, from Waterville, took 2nd. Ruth Bradfield, from South Durham, took 3rd.
Congratulations to you all!! Next week we’re excited to announce that we’re in Bedford on Saturday and in Danville on Sunday so spread the word and see you all again this Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd ... P.S. we missed you Terry (our drummer) hope all is better and we’ll see you soon!
Local musicians entertained the crowd last Sunday at the Stanstead Legion during the talent show.