Words of praise with a local twist
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.