Vaudeville show aids literacy group

PORTHENRY-Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted a vaudeville show recently at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

The evening included entertainment from local musicians, storytellers, fencers, poets and a cross dresser. The audience selected the first, second and third place winners.

The Wannabes, a musical group, received the first place award. Karen and James King of Port Henry came in second. Colleen Blanchard of Willsboro took third place.

Grace Drummond handled ticket sales at the door; Jim Carroll managed the lights and sound system; and stage manager was Dan Van Olpen. La Dona Altona (Bob Harsh) served as master of ceremonies.

Also taking part were Sam Balzac, Fred Balzac, Mary Beal, Colleen Blanchard, Thistle Carson, Laureen Oxley Carson, James King, Karen King, Steven Kellogg, Kate List, Jennifer Moore, Judith Moore, Scarlet Moore, Chuck Moynan, Max Rossi and The Wannabes

Kathleen Recchia (Lucy), Rosamond-Lincoln-Day (Ethel) and Kevin Cooper (Ricky) performed an episode of the "I Love Lucy Show."

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