Barriere Block Party once again a hit for all

So I spent the last day recovering from The Big Barriere Block Party 3 and the subsequent after party, and now it is time to reflect and thank a few people.

First off I need to thank Ashley Wohlgemuth for keeping things kind of almost organized and putting in countless hours on this event. Without Ashley this event would not happen!

Beverly Murphy and Marlene Fortin were instrumental in making this year’s party happen, they helped make the tough decisions, and also made things fun. To the volunteers that helped man the Raffle and Info booths, you guys were amazing – thank you so much for helping out . Our sponsors and prize sponsors were beyond belief this year. Businesses and companies from near and far lined up offering prizes and cash.

The whole point of the block party is to bring our town together and to celebrate what a great little town we are.

Our sponsors believe in our town and wanted to help us celebrate. We also had a couple of private donors; Dan McMartin donated money to make sure we could have a bouncy castle for the kids again, and Donna Kibble was very generous as well. Thank you guys so very very much.

Our sound man Bill Fowler did an amazing job and kept us pretty close to on schedule even with all of the crazy set changes. Thank you Robert Harris for stepping in and helping with sound and anything else that was needed, as well as putting on your own show on stage.

All of our artists were spectacular this year from Joanne Marie Fauteux and The Smokey Ridge band to the talented youngsters known as Stolen. Rob Harris was amazing as always and the gentlemen in the Rollin’ Trainwreck put on one of the best shows I have ever seen. Philip Puxley and Jesse Burch – you and your bandmates are welcome back to Barriere anytime.

The people that stuck around through the rain storm were treated to one heck of a show as we all gathered under a tent and danced in the rain to an incredibly talented band known as The Heels. Thank you ladies.

Thank you Tyler Hall Chevrefils and Dustin Doherty for putting on a great show at the after party, and Sandra Realff and Amy Carissa Irving for putting up with us. I’m sure I missed a lot of people who helped out, and if I forgot to mention you it doesn’t mean I don’t love ya, it’s just that my brain is still a little tired.

Thank you Barriere!

Charlie Kibble

 

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