Catch a Fallen Star March 27th at the Stanstead Le­gion

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Bobby Dee Stanstead

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.

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