Musical fundraiser for health care on April 23
Health care will benefit when local musicians come together to Sing for the Fling.
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Carol and Betty Bristol (seated from left) join with (back, from left) Bob Janes, Dick Bristol, Bert Seeley and Carl LeBlanc in launching the third Singing for the Fling event at the Susan Taylor Theatre at ARHS on Wednesday, April 23, from 7 to 10 p.m.
AMHERST – A group of local musicians and Dick’s Jamboree are coming together again this year to raise money for the hospital through their third Singing for the Fling event.
Sponsored by Dick’s Jamboree, the Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church and the Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary, Singing for the Fling is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Susan Taylor Theatre at Amherst Regional High School.
“When we had the first show two years ago we sold out. We did it in our former location in the old Tingley Monuments building. We quickly realized we needed a bigger venue,” Dick Bristol said. “We moved to the high school last year and it was a huge success. This is an ideal location for it and it’s for a very good cause – the hospital.”
Moving to the theatre at ARHS saw proceeds double to approximately $4,000 and Bristol would like to see that number increased even more this year.
He said the show will feature entertainers from the Amherst and Cumberland County areas, as well as from other parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The show will feature songs by some of country music’s legends including Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty and Marty Robbins.
“It’s the perfect venue for a show like this,” auxiliary member Bob Janes said. “There’s lot of comfortable seating, the sound quality is great and the lighting is perfect.”
Tickets are $10 each and are available at JG Jewellers at 91 Victoria St., Dick’s Bargain Centre on Albion Street, both Scotiabank branches (downtown and Amherst Centre) or by calling Carl LeBlanc at 664-4386.