Last Thursday and Friday evenings’ centennial program and showcase of the performing arts at the Townshend Theatre not only entertained the public, but raised money which allows district children to benefit from participation in a local festival.
On behalf of the Rainy River District Music Festival Association committee, I wish to express sincere gratitude to:
•the organizers of this event, notably John Dutton, Chris Denby, Carol Lyons, and Sherri Martin;
•their helpers—Sandra Brunetta, Ken Stanley, Marilyn Allan, Owen Johnston’s Grade 9 and 10 art classes, music department volunteers, and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority;
•the Town of Fort Frances for the use of Townshend Theatre;
•the local businesses, organizations, and individuals who support festival; and
•CBC Radio and our gracious hostess, Heather McLeod.
And to the public who participated in the evenings and to the many performers from across the Rainy River District and northern Minnesota . . . bravo—you all will help make Festival 2003 a success.
Thank you very much for your support!