Thanks for supporting Festival of Trees
To the Editor:
The Rumford Performing Arts Committee would like to thank everyone that supported us by either sponsoring a tree, performing on stage or did some behind the scenes work. We also want to thank everyone that attended our show. Without your support everything else would be for nothing.
Tree sponsors in alphabetical order were, Amato’s, American Legion Post 24, Franklin Savings Bank, Oxford Credit Union, Hope Association, Lennox Capital Management, (third place) Lithuanian Heritage Club, (second place) Mt. Valley Lyme Disease Association, Rumford Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts, (RAAPA) River Valley Healthy Communities, Rumford Historical Society, (first place) Rumford Area Quilters, ( RAQ) Rumford Marden’s, Rumford Public Library, Rumford Senior Citizens, Snowman/Snowflake Tree and the Town of Rumford.
Performers were Andy St. Pierre, acoustic guitar, RAAPA, Lori (Spoons) Grassette, Hillbilly Christmas, Melanie Jordan, Soloist, Mitzi Sequoia, reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Thea Dunn and Elaine Michaud, duet. Thea also performed with a group of her students.
Behind the scenes people, Barbara Jean Smith, seat cushions; Bill French, volunteer; Carlo Puiia; Craig Zurhorst, audio manager; Frosty, Gini Mawhinney, hall preparation; Ink Plaza, Randall and Cherry Opeda-Smith; Terry Palmer; Lewiston Sun Journal; Linda Macgregor; Louis Horne; Oxford Federal Credit Union, seat cushions; Panda; Rumford Public Library, sound system; Roger Whitehouse, I can’t thank you enough; Rumford Falls Times, thank you Bruce; Robert and Joyce Saisi, thanks for the donation, it bought many gifts for the children; Santa and Mrs. Claus; Stephens High Alumni; The Basket Lady; The Cookie Lady; The Maine Press, Tom Bourret; and the Western Valley Access Channel.
I also would like to thank the Rumford Performing Arts Committee. They put in many hours of work in bringing this all together. We want to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone in the River Valley.