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Dancin' to the tune of a new Legion roof in Ardenby Julie Druker
Photo: Debbie Morphy of Smiths Falls and Ivan Conroy of Perth danced to the sounds of the Fred Brown band at Kennebec Hall in Arden at the Country Jamboree and Legion roof repair fundraiser
Over 60 lovers of country music enjoyed the sounds of Fred Brown and his band at Kennebec hall on July 15 at the first ever Kennebec Country jamboree. The event was presented by the Arden Legion, the Friends of Arden and the Kennebec volunteer fire fighters and funds raised from the event were put towards fixing the Arden Legion’s roof.
The roof sprung a leak over a year ago but permanent repairs have had to be foregone until enough money could be raised for the work. Malcolm Sampson, president of the Legion, has been busy selling $100 “roof shares” to pay for the roof repairs, which will replace 2/3 of the existing steel roof with a brand new steel roof at a cost of $10,000. Of the available 80 shares, Sampson has sold 67 to date and the share holders will receive their money back with interest once the repairs have been made.
Sampson was pleased with the turn out for the Jamboree and music lovers not only enjoyed the hosting talents of Mr. Fred Brow,n but also enjoyed an ever changing line up of musical talent from away that included the vocal stylings of Mitch Barker, Lorne Buck, Albert and Patti, Lindsay Couch and the Old Habits, as well as local singers Chase Matson and Derek Cameron. Supporters came from as far away as Perth, Smiths Falls, Harrowsmith, and Croydon to kick up their heels and help support the Arden Legion.