Our John Huston event was a great success! The 48 membered audience were mesmerized and thoroughly entertained by his spell-binding performance. He really looked the part! It was as if the great author himself was on the stage. It was amazing how, without a single note or script, he “became” Charles Dickens himself as well as all the characters from Scrooge to Tiny Tim. Ellie’s introduction and reading of “Figgy Pudding”, describing her experience of the holidays as a Jewish child in Montreal was very well received.
Our bakers outdid themselves, selling their beautifully presented wares along with a hot (alcohol-free) Christmas cider and other beverages, earning a wonderful $150.00 for the Tiny Tim fund of the Children’s Hospital, just from their sales alone! All profits after our operating expenses will also be donated to this fund. Five door prizes, including deluxe copies of “A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations” were awarded.
Many thanks to Harriet, Margaret, Judith, Maura, ZsuZsi, Louise(photography) and Sylvia for all your help! We have already booked Mr. Huston for December 8th and 9th next year!