Put on your danc­ing boots!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

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.

Photo cour­tesy

Colby-Curtis’ an­nual Barn Dance is tak­ing place in Harry Is­brucker’s ren­o­vated barn, just down the road from Bleu La­vande.

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