Put on your dancing boots!
Tickets are already selling for the summer event of the season which is coming up on August 8th: the annual Barn Dance to benefit the Colby-Curtis Museum. Held in the beautifully renovated barn of Stanstead Historical Society member Harry Is-brucker, the event will include live music, dancing, a mechoui dinner, a bonfire, an exciting auction and more.
The evening will begin with a square dancing demonstration by members of the international North Country Swingers. “After the demonstration people will be able to join in,” said Nadine Bjornestad, the new president of the Stanstead Historical Society. Following the mechoui dinner, Christopher Curtis and The Classic Boulevard will get people up onto the dance floor for more dancing with their classic Rock tunes from the sixties and seventies.
Only a handful of items will be up for bids in the auction, but they are ‘doozies’. Anyone for a plane ride in a Cessna taking off from the Newport airport? How about a delicious dinner for eight,
hosted by longtime Stanstead Historical Society member and Colby-Curtis Museum supporter, Paul Bannerman, in a lovely log cabin. Robert L. Colby, also a member of the Society and a direct descendant of Charles Carroll Colby, will host two people at his Boston residence for two nights, providing tickets to the Isabella Gardner Museum and a harbor cruise. Tickets to the Orford Music Festival and Le Grand Cru tour boat will also be auctioned off.
The Barn Dance takes place at 7370 route 247, in Ogden, on August 8th beginning at 5:00 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Colby-Curtis Museum and should be purchased in advance. For more information call 819 876-7322. Tax receipts will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.
Colby-Curtis’ annual Barn Dance is taking place in Harry Isbrucker’s renovated barn, just down the road from Bleu Lavande.