Lineup announced for new music series at Crapaud church

Marion MacDonald
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St. John's Anglican Church Crapaud is presenting Parish Productions, a concert series with an informal down-home feel.

This is a new and exiting adventure for the members of the congregation at St. John's, and they are very pleased to have such a wonderful array of talent taking part in these shows.

July 19 is the opening show with three artists performing: Larry Campbell; singer, musician, step dancer and old-time fiddler Keelin Wedge and Rodney Savidant, who sings gospel, country, rock and easy listening music.

Aug. 9 is the second concert in the series, featuring Simply Acoustics, a four-piece group of Charlie Hansen, Peter Richards, Glenda Johnston and Trudi McAskill. This dynamic group offers easy listening, country rock, gospel and bluegrass music.

The finale show is scheduled for Aug. 23 with country singer Kelley Mooney. She is best known for her spiritual adaption of Leonard Cohen's Halleluiah.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12, which includes a snack. Children 12 and under are free of charge. There are three door prizes to be won at each show. Come as you are for a wonderful evening of entertainment in this beautiful heritage church building, located on the Trans-Canada Highway in Crapaud.

The Crapaud Exhibition has announced that the Youth Talent Search and Showcase will be held on July 27 at the South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud. Age groups for the vocal, dance and instrumental categories are six to 11 years and 12 to 17 years. Prize money to be won for this talent search is $900.

Fiddlers' Sons will be the special guests for the showcase during the evening. With lead singer Eddy Quinn, this group wows audiences from one end of the Island to the other. Courtney Hogan will be joining them on fiddle.

To enter the talent search or for more information, call Judy Bernard at 855-2048. The deadline for entries is July 20.

Admission is $12 for advance tickets or $15 at door. Admission for children over six years is $6. Advance tickets will be available at Waughs Quik Mart in Summerside and the North River Petro-Can, as well as in Crapaud at the South Shore PharmaChoice, Harveys Clover Farm, the Red Rooster Restaurant and Anna's Country Kitchen.

A gospel concert will be held at Brookfield Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m., with music and singing by Roberta Parkman and Trudy Corbett-Hughes, Larry, Rev. Beth and Susan Mattinson, solos by Gail MacDonald and lots of music and singing by the Retrofrets, a ukulele group. Enjoy a sing-a-long with Larry to complete the program.

An offering will be taken for the Outside Paint Fund. A light snack of cookies and lemonade will be served.

The Crapaud Community Hall presents Juliette and Old Tradition in concert, on Sunday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Come and welcome back this popular group for an enjoyable evening of old-time country and gospel favourities. Proceeds are to the Crapaud Community Hall.

The June meeting of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce will be held on June 26, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Gail Shea, accompioned by MP Ted Menzies, minister of state (finance).

Looking ahead, plan to attend the annual WI strawberry and ice-cream social at the Argyle Shore Community Centre on Monday, July 2, 6-9 p.m. A bake table will also be provided. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

The Canoe Cove Community Association is having a strawberry social on Monday, July 9, beginning at 6 p.m. at the old school house in Canoe Cove. Proceeds support ongoing maintance and upkeep of the old school house. Come and enjoy a favourite taste of summer.

New Dominion United Church will be holding its annual memorial cemetery service on July 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the church, with refreshments to follow.

The thrift shop at St John's Church in Crapaud is open for the season every Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

Lyndon Mayhew, outgoing chair of the Crapaud Community Council, wishes to thank the residents of Crapaud for their support. He and his family are moving out of the community, and his resignation from council is effective July 1.

To contact Marion MacDonald regarding upcoming events or column suggestions for Crapaud Tidings, write P.O. Box 115, Crapaud, COA 1J0, or call her at 658-2028 or email Material for her column must be submitted by Monday at noon of the week prior to publication.

Organizations: Crapaud church, Anglican Church Crapaud, Trans-Canada Highway Waughs Quik Mart Brookfield Presbyterian Church Outside Paint Fund South Shore Chamber of Commerce Argyle Shore Community Centre Canoe Cove Community Association Dominion United Church Crapaud Community Council

Geographic location: St. John's, Crapaud, Iceland Summerside Country Kitchen.A

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