The long-awaited premiere showing of the movie made here in Willsboro took place this past Saturday. The Fish Ladder Production Film Company under the direction of Paul Bonfante took an interesting story idea and made it into a movie. What was great for me was how a new young aspiring director could take a story and come to a small community, gather local props, use existing buildings and surroundings, get a group of local amateur actors, and turn it into a 20 minute movie production.
This was the first public showing of the film, shown at the Willsboro Central School auditorium, and the community really turned out. There were very few empty seats, and we got to meet the actors. There was a question and answer period at the close of the event. There seems to be a growing trend in Upstate N.Y. and Vermont to make these local-themed short movies. So we send "a hats off" to Mr. Bonfante for his first production with hopefully more to come in the future.
We have had a few days of rain but this has really helped the spring flowers come out and the grass is getting very green and growing; even saw a few out mowing for the first time this season early this past week. School students are returning to school this week after a week of spring break. The senior class had their annual class trip. This year they went to San Diego, Calif. They all arrived back home safely and feel sure they had a great time.
The next movie to be shown by the Champlain Valley Film Society is "The Cove." It will be shown in the Whallonsburg Grange Hall Saturday, April 24, starting at 8 p.m. with a $5 admission. This is an Academy Award-winning, Best Documentary film brought to the big screen.
The Willsboro Town Hall has expressed some needs for the community food shelf, they are especially low on cereals, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned meals like spaghetti, beef stew, juices, fruit, and jello. You can drop off donations at any of the open hours of the town offices.
Happy Birthday: Fred Knickerbocker 4/25, Nicholas Boardman 4/25, LeAnna DeNeal 4/26, Stan Dickenson 4/29, Claudia Russell 5/1.