Mayor’s All Stars Christmas Benefit Show to heat up festive weekend in Winchester

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WINCHESTER — While snow remains an unpredictable guest this time of year, Christmas in North Dundas always brings two sure-fire winners: the Parade of Lights and the Mayor’s All Stars Christmas Benefit Show.

Taking place this Friday, Dec. 2, at Winchester’s Old Town Hall, the fourth annual holiday concert will feature deputy fire chief and councillor Tony Fraser as guest emcee. Organizers at the North Dundas Arts Council (NDAC) say they’re proud to be designating this year’s beneficiary Winchester Fire Station 3.  “These brave men and women are always there for us, ready to serve and protect at the drop of a hat,” says NDAC co-chair Ann Brady. “It’s nice to be able to give back to them for a change.”

Recording artist Marleen Fawcett, soloist Benjamin Vreman, and the Friends of Winchester Open Mic Night will provide the musical entertainment, and canteen treats will be by GIAG’s Dundas Youth Centre. But the show stopper of the evening may turn out to be Station 3’s ad hoc choir, showcasing their vocal talents and sharing fire safety tips for the holiday season.

The event is a precursor to the North Dundas Parade of Lights, whose 20th annual edition is set to roll through Winchester the following evening, Dec. 3.

Gail Storring, honorary chair of NDAC, says, “Please get out to see the show! The cost is minimal and it’s for a very good cause.” Admission is $5 at the door; doors open at 7 p.m. and show time is 7:30 p.m.


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