2010-05-27 / Local & State

Open Mic Night Held

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Pictured above are some of the performers at open mic night. Pictured above are some of the performers at open mic night. On Saturday evening, May 8, a large crowd gathered at the Warfordsburg Senior Citizens building for open mic night, a time of entertainment, fellowship and food. Several new participants performed, including 87-year-old Catherine Beatty. One of her special songs was “The Great Speckled Bird.” She and Don Unger also teamed up on a duet of an old county song, “Are you Missing Me?” Beatty has over 2,000 songs and has been singing and playing instruments since the age of twelve. Ninety-yearold Floyd Palmer jumped aboard, “The Orange Blossom Special” with his popular wooden spoons. Palmer is an asset to any event he attends. Donnie Mc- Cusker rendered several old gospel songs, one of which was “The Lighthouse.” He sang with such emotion anyone could almost envision the beams from the lighthouse searching the ocean for distressed seamen. Don Unger presented a special segment of Mother’s Day music. As he sang “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again,” each mother was presented with a carnation. “Supper Time” was another touching song, after which, Marion Ellison flawlessly recited the recitation “Are All the Children in?” Charlotte Wink was the winner of a large fruit basket. “I was hoping I would win” she said. “I want to share it with my sister and friends.” The crowd is increasing with each event, bringing people from numerous areas. Brian Mc- Manus, represented the Great Cacapon Fire Co. It was comforting to have a member present. The ladies in the kitchen prepared delicious refreshments of ham and bean soup, a variety of sandwiches, homebaked cakes and other snacks. Those performing were Jack Wink, Robert Burton, Richard Duley, Sid Duley, Catherine Beatty, Don Unger, Floyd Palmer, Wilmer Garlick, Donnie Mc- Cusker, John Shank, Ken Pugh and Marion Ellison. The next open mic night is scheduled for Saturday, June 12.

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