ABRAM-VILLAGE, PEI – Nov. 20, 2012 – The festive “2 to 2” day, held at Centre Expo-Festival in Abram-Village Saturday, Nov. 17, was definitely a success, raising nearly $5,000 for youth personal and spiritual development camps hosted by Le Village des Sources l’Étoile Filante.
Sylvain Gallant, the Village des Sources coordinator, estimates about 200 people dropped in throughout the day to drop off their financial contribution and to enjoy the great variety show that was being performed on stage.
“Christian Gallant, a development officer with RDÉE Prince Edward Island, had prepared a seven-hour program featuring incredible, high-quality performers for the concert portion of the day – artists like Caroline Bernard, Marcella and Patricia Richard, Louise Arsenault and many others,” said the coordinator. “We got to see a large number of singers and musicians, several dance troupes as well as three good comedians who served as hosts for the show: Daniel Bourgeois, Angele Arsenault and Raymond J. Arsenault. All the artists delivered superb performances!”
He added the Village des Sources greatly appreciated the fact these artists volunteered their time to support this worthy cause.
The concert portion of the day extended from 2-9 p.m. It was followed by an adults-only games night. “The Evangeline area trivia game was a bit hit,” said Gallant. “Between 40-50 people stayed for that game.
Next, participants could play poker, Pass the Ace and Giant CLR.
The coordinator said the whole day was enjoyable and relaxing. People could either sit in the front and watch the show or go to the back of the hall to eat some Acadian dishes, drink a coffee, socialize and meet people.
“It was certainly a fun day; people have told us they had a great time,” concluded Gallant.
Three days were held in the evening. Jeanne Gallant of Abram-Village won $259 through a 50-50 draw. Raymond Bernard of Wellington won the lottery for the Co-op Tree, which contained $600 worth of merchandise and gift certificates donated by various local co-ops. Alfred Arsenault from Urbainville won the door prize – an overnight stay for a maximum of 25 people at the Centre Goéland in Cape-Egmont.
CUTLINE 1: The old lady Geraldine (played by comedienne Angele Arsenault) had a ball hosting a portion of the “2 to 2” concert to benefit the Village des Sources l’Étoile des Sources Nov. 17. Here, she is seen trying to sell bottled lobster and bar clams during an auction.
CUTLINE 2: Violinist Alice Bérubé, accompanied by Jacques Arsenault and other musicians, impressed the audience gathered in Abram-Village Nov. 17 for a benefit for the Village de Sources.
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