Musicians and dancers from across Simcoe County put their best foot, and voice, forward to entertain their neighbours on Saturday evening.
The Tec-We-Gwill Women’s Institute opened their stage to host the second event in what will likely become an ongoing series of talent concerts at the Tec-We-Gwill W. I. Hall in Newton Robinson.
“The first show started as a fund raiser, last April, to raise the money needed to fix the piano in the Women’s Institute hall,” said Mark Burchell, one of the organizers for the talent portion of the event.
“In the first show, two of the piano players from this evening, Anneke and Emmeline te Bokkel, actually played on the broken piano,” explained Burchell.
That first show was a success and the Tec-We-Gwill Women’s Institute was able to raise enough money for the needed repairs.
“The dedication of the musicians and the success of the first event motivated us to do another talent concert,” said Burchell.
With local talent coming to the stage from across Simcoe County, the concert drew a full house and all tickets were sold out.
For anyone interested in performing or watching the next concert at the hall, keep an eye on their social media pages throughout the winter for an open call for talent.
The next show will likely be in the spring.
For anyone wishing to show support for the Tec-We-Gwill Women’s Institute, their next general event will be the Artisan Fair on Saturday Nov.16 from 9 a.m.-3 p. m.
Admission to the Artisan Fair is free and the Tec-We-Gwill Women’s Institute will have baked goods and a children’s activity table set up downstairs.