‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ a real treat

Last week (Dec. 3-6), the talented, energetic cast and band delighted hundreds of people with Muskie Theatre’s performance of the classic TV show, “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
Director Willa Kunkel certainly proved that months of practice pays off!
I actually attended the play both Friday and Saturday, and was thoroughly entertained equally each time. In fact, I heard several people say they could have easily watched it twice.
A big round of applause goes out to all the participants—and I must not forget the “Hillbilly Band” made up of Jim Newman (bass), Rob Roy Donaldson (guitar), Jim Avis (mandolin), and Bill Shine (banjo).
Their voices and choice of songs were much like icing on the cake for this production.
I actually could feel the mood and facial expressions lighten up, so to speak, as the play was acted out. Many folks arrived at the Townshend Theatre looking tired from a busy week—not to mention perhaps the busiest season of the year.
However, it didn’t take long to tell the audience was belly laughing, clapping their hands, and having a look of contentment on their faces. Thanks to you all. You definitely gave all attending a gift of enjoyment!
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Another form of entertainment takes place this Sunday at the Devlin Hall when the Township of La Vallee holds its 10th-annual community Christmas party and fun day.
The event, co-sponsored by the Devlin Community Club, begins at 2 p.m., with a potluck supper being served at 5 p.m. So be sure to bring your sleds, cards, cribbage boards, and a lot of favourite stories to share over a hot coffee or tea.
Santa also will drop by for a visit later.
High school students can volunteer to help at the party to put towards their 40 hours of community service needed to graduate. If you’re interested, call 486-3452 during office hours.
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The inaugural meeting of La Vallee council will take place tonight (Dec. 10) at 6:30 p.m., with the regular meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
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To the many folks who have been wondering how my father, Glenn Galusha, is doing, I can tell you that he’s back in his home. Thanks for all your concern; it’s great to know people care.
As mentioned last week, Dad loves company if you happen to be in his area.
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Don’t forget the annual Crossroads Christmas concert is slated for this Thursday (Dec. 11) at 7 p.m.
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Robin’s 2¢:
I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it more difficult to get ready for Christmas. So after some chatting with friends and family, I decided to organize my many chores into categories to see if this will lighten the load.
The three categories I’ve chosen are:
1. Things I won’t do now.
2. Things I won’t do later.
3. Things I’ll never do!
Hope this help you. It certainly did me!