Mu­sicfest 2011

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Made­line Mul­hol­land Ayer’s Cliff

Mu­sicfest2011 took place on Satur­day, June 4th at the Ayer’s Cliff fair­grounds and ran through­out the week­end. The fes­ti­val is held an­nu­ally in or­der to raise funds for The Chil­dren’s Wish Foun­da­tion, a char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion that raises money to grant wishes to se­ri­ously and ter­mi­nally, ill chil­dren.

The fes­ti­val this year was held over two days and fea­tured many live bands who played through­out the week­end, day and night. There was camp­ing on the site and the grounds were filled with campers, trail­ers and tents by early Satur­day af­ter­noon. This event typ­i­cally fo­cuses on fam­ily and mu­sic, and fea­tured many chil­dren ac­tiv­i­ties as well as the live mu­sic and dance floor. One build­ing was filled with in­flat­able bounc­ing rides for chil­dren while an­other held ac­tiv­ity booths and an­i­mal dis­plays de­signed to amuse younger at­ten­dees.

Satur­day af­ter­noon fea­tured a Ry­thme and Blues band and kids of all ages were seen dancing, even the se­nior ones. Also on site was a silent auc­tion, and the quan­tity of goods for auc­tion was quite im­pres­sive. It was clear that both in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies were gen­er­ous in their do­na­tions. As it stands, pro­ceeds of the week­end fundrais­ing ef­forts have yet to be tal­lied.

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