AMHERST – Singing for the Fling sold out last year. This year, the ‘second annual’ event has moved to a bigger venue – the Susan Taylor Theatre – giving more people a chance to attend, and creating an opportunity to beat last year’s donation.
“They’re fabulous acts,” said Vicki Daley, one of the organizers.
Musicians are traveling from as far as Saint John, and accompaniment at the May 8 concert will be provided by Leroy and the Boys.
“It’s old-time country music,” said Randy Geddes, who’s also involved in putting together the show.
The concert is a Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary fundraiser. The auxiliary is joined in sponsoring the event by Dick’s Jamboree and Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church.
Tickets are $10 at A&W, JG Jewellers, from Carl LeBlanc, at Dick’s Bargain Centre or from the United Church. Last year’s show raised about $3,500.
There will be a live auction, said Daley. A couple of the items available will be a gold and diamond ring from JG Jewellers and an Afghan crocheted by Edith Taylor. Door prizes will be given and a 50/50 is planned.
Daley said Singing for the Fling will be a kick-off to the main event, the Highland Fling. The family fun fair runs May 11 at the curling club. This year will be the 31st incarnation of the annual event, named for the old hospital, Highland View Regional.