Appreciating local performers

Jennifer Randell
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Each year the Town of Twillingate plays host to thousands of tourists from around the world and hosts a number of performances and shows by Twillingate's finest talents.

Often it is the performances that keep the tourists in Twillingate and why they return.

The Town council of Twillingate has been aware of the impact these local performers have on Twillingate's tourism and economy. So, on April 16 they held a small wine and cheese luncheon to show appreciation and to present them each with a memento.

Twilligate Mayor Gordon Noseworthy (left) presented Steven Rogers with a Certificate of Appreciation for his contribution to the local performing arts. Jennifer Randell photo

TWILLINGATE -

Each year the Town of Twillingate plays host to thousands of tourists from around the world and hosts a number of performances and shows by Twillingate's finest talents.

Often it is the performances that keep the tourists in Twillingate and why they return.

The Town council of Twillingate has been aware of the impact these local performers have on Twillingate's tourism and economy. So, on April 16 they held a small wine and cheese luncheon to show appreciation and to present them each with a memento.

Mayor Gordon Noseworthy reflected on how the Town is truly proud to be home to such fine groups. He believes new groups would be a great benefit to the Town and if tourists could have an event to take in seven nights a week.

"These groups are a big boost to the community," he said.

Mayor Noseworthy presented a representative from each group with a framed Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Twillingate Town Council.

Groups and individuals in attendance included All Around the Circle Dinner Theatre, The Split Peas, Irene Bridger, Ada Piercy Jenkins and Steven Rogers.

Gerri Poirier from The Split Peas said thank-you on behalf of her group. Ms. Poirier has been a member of the Split Peas for 17 years.

"We are proud of this town and it's nice to see people come and want to stay here," she said.

Yvonne Mutford, who accepted on behalf of the All Around The Circle Dinner Theatre which has been performing in Crow Head for 12 years, said it was wonderful to be appreciated for the work they put into their performances each year.

Ms. Bridger is entering her fifth year with the Gospel Kitchen Party. She is proud to be able to stay in her own community and share her music with people from all over the world and said it is certainly nice to receive appreciation and acknowledgment.

Mr. Rogers started weekly musical performances in 2006 at the Northeast United Church after the restoration of the Bevington pipe organ. The performances have drawn many visitors internationally.

"It is certainly delightful to be recognized by the town of Twillingate for my musical talent and for my contribution to the local tourism industry," he said.

Organizations: Twillingate Town Council, The Circle Dinner Theatre, Gospel Kitchen Party Northeast United Church

Geographic location: TWILLINGATE, Peas

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