2008-08-21 / Letters to the Editor

A thank you to Jamestown

Last Wednesday, the Jamestown Community Chorus presented its 19th annual Talent Show and it was a rousing success, as usual. Of course, no event can take place without lots of support.

Where to start? First we'd like to thank the three venues that sold tickets for us, Jamestown Hardware, Baker's Pharmacy, and the Secret Garden. They always provide support for Jamestown fundraisers.

Next, we need to thank Bill Piva and his staff at the rec center for doing such an outstanding job readying the center for our show. A special "thank you" is due to the numerous teens who worked so hard for two days to provide the fabulous art work which graced the walls and windows of the rec center. Your talents added a special vaudeville touch to the show. Thanks, too, for staying after the show to help the chorus members.

And now to the many board and chorus members whose efforts are always necessary and always appreciated.

Let's start with our president, Jim Traer, whose enthusiasm and drive were so helpful. Jim came up with the idea for our new Fill It Up gas raffle which was a great success. Hilarie Aubois and Dorothy Strang headed up the raffle selling committee and did a wonderful job.

Thanks to Bob Florentino for his masterful publicity. Pat Perry, in spite of untold disasters, contributed so much. Pat was responsible for the programs and headed up the decorating committee, ably assisted by Lynette Macaruso whose idea it was to involve the teens.

Pat also provided input during the audition process. I'm sure we're leaving something out as Pat seemed to be everywhere.

While we're thanking Perrys, thank you, Jim, for your work backstage, making sure that the show went smoothly.

Diane Reilly organized the refreshments which were provided by board and chorus members. Lynn Normand did her usual creative job in designing and printing the posters while Steve Mecca designed and printed the tickets. Thank you to you both.

Laura and Tim Yentsch manned the door, selling tickets to the happy throng of attendees.

Thanks to BJ Whitehouse for doing the lighting and sound work and for keeping the show rolling along. Janet Grant, as always, was the ace accompanist we couldn't live without.

We are always amazed by and appreciative of the wide variety of talent which hops, rolls, sings, plays, and dances our way every summer. Is this a great town or what?

And finally, thank you to the town of Jamestown for your generous support of this our major fundraiser. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.

Andrea von Hohenleiten and

Ginger Holland


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