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Valentine Hit Parade a triumphant end to ACOC building fund campaign

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Here are the performers from the Feb. 9 Valentine Hit Parade II:  From the left are: Jeffrey Shanzer, Bernadette Speach, Megan Ormsbee, Marion Moore, Lis Bischoff-Ormsbee, Carolyn Bischoff, John Ormsbee, Beatriz de Mello, Dan Studnicky, Mellissa Mulvey and Emily Stanton.

Here are the performers from the Feb. 9 Valentine Hit Parade II: From the left are: Jeffrey Shanzer, Bernadette Speach, Megan Ormsbee, Marion Moore, Lis Bischoff-Ormsbee, Carolyn Bischoff, John Ormsbee, Beatriz de Mello, Dan Studnicky, Mellissa Mulvey and Emily Stanton. Photo provided

Romance was definitely in the air at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Feb. 9. The occasion? It was the Valentine Hit Parade II, which brought together a collection of fine musical artists both local and exotic (as far away as Rochester) for an evening of beautiful music followed by excellently prepared refreshments.

The event was a benefit for the Adirondack Community Outreach Center (ACOC) and its Building Fund Campaign; it essentially marked the end of this long-term fund raising effort. Judy Brown, ACOC Chair, was pleased with the community’s support.

“We are delighted with the generous support shown by local businesses and individuals during the Building Fund Campaign,” Brown said. “We still have projects to complete, but with the mortgage paid off, we are assured of a stable future for our most critical program, the food pantry and the family clothing center.”

Performers for this special romantic hit parade event included Carolyn Bischoff, Beatriz de Mello, Marion Moore, Melissa Mulvey, Lis Bischoff-Ormsbee, John Ormsbee, Megan Ormsbee, Jeffrey Schanzer, Bernadette Speach, Emily Stanton, and Dan Studnicky. (The Ormsby family traveled from Rochester to North Creek for this performance.)

Many thanks to all the local businesses, individuals, and ACOC board members who contributed time, energy, and food & beverages for the champagne reception following the performance. Thanks go to: Judy Monroe, Eric and Colleen Potter, the Upper Hudson Musical Arts organization, barVino, Barkeater Chocolate, Basal & Wick’s, Nancy Beaudin, Copperfield Inn, Café Sarah, Garnet Hill Lodge, Inn on Gore, Little Noni’s, Marsha’s and Megan Murtaugh. A special thanks goes to ACOC board member Carolyn Bischoff, who worked so hard to organize a great program.

Andrea Hogan, Guest Editorial Writer

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