Words of praise with a lo­cal twist

The Compass - - OPINION - — Joy French-Cole­man writes from Har­bour Grace

There have been at least three oc­ca­sions for ku­dos re­cently on our lo­cal scene.

1. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Bay Roberts CLB H. Co. No. 3366 on their 100th an­niver­sary. What a great achieve­ment. A won­der­ful cel­e­bra­tory din­ner was held on Satur­day, May 25 and then the spring pa­rade with the CLB ar­moury band was held on Sun­day, May 26.

Both oc­ca­sions were at­tended by prom­i­nent clergy, in­clud­ing Bishop Cyrus Pittman, and sev­eral govern­ment dig­ni­taries, in­clud­ing MHAs Tom Hed­der­son (Har­bour Main) and Glenn Lit­tle­john (Port de Grave) and Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood.

The CLB is the largest church ori­ented youth or­ga­ni­za­tion in our prov­ince. Fight the good fight.

2. The Avalon Com­mu­nity Theatre per­for­mance on May 24 of The Mouse Trap by Agatha Christie. It was mar­vel­lous. A mur­der mys­tery done in very good taste.

I’m not sure the young peo­ple should have been there. It was adult theatre. It also was not a com­edy, as some seemed to think, made ev­i­dent by their laugh­ter at times that muf­fled some dia­logue on stage which oth­ers could not hear and it was nec­es­sary to the plot.

Nev­er­the­less, it was great. Mol­lie’s char- ac­ter, per­formed by Natalie Hobbs, was so well done, and most en­ter­tain­ing.

Live theatre is badly needed in this area, so we who are in­ter­ested do not have to go to St. John’s to see a stage show.

3. The Bac­calieu Choir gave a great per­for­mance, along with oth­ers such as Fid­dlers and Co., at the Sal­va­tion Army in Bay Roberts on June 1. The voices and mu­sic, bar none, were just won­der­ful. It was in sup­port of our lo­cal food bank. Agape to you all.

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