Previously postponed Susan A. Jennings show to benefit WDMH goes ahead, Sept. 15

Winchester's Old Town Hall. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

WINCHESTER — A Matinee Celebration with Ottawa author Susan Jennings and recording artist Teagan McLaren to go ahead Sept. 15. The event takes place at 2 p.m. at the Winchester Old Town Hall. 

The North Dundas Arts Council is hosting this afternoon celebration of music, comedy, and literary readings in support of the Foundation’s General Equipment Fund. Tickets are $25 each. 

The event features recording artist Teagan McLaren, who many will remember from her performance at Fred Penner’s concert at the Old Town Hall in 2017. Everyone’s favourite actor and local comedian, Suzanne Steele, will serve as emcee. Celebrated author Mary Cook, who was slated to give a reading in the show, was forced to cancel her appearance due to illness. Organizers are pleased to announce that Ottawa author Susan A. Jennings has graciously accepted to give a reading of her own considerable literary works, in Mary’s place. Ms. Jennings will be reading from “The Blue Pendant”, her first book in “The Sackville Hotel Trilogy”, a novel based on her grandmother’s rather unique and true story of romance and adventure. 

Finally, there will be guest appearances from Community Living Dundas County; and novel door prizes from Dr. Cynthia Brady; Total Home’s Cindy Lutes Pigeau and Winchester Open Mic Café. There will also be a raffle for a Dawna Marquette original piece of jewelry and a complete signed, boxed set of “The Sackville Hotel Trilogy”. A light reception sponsored by local real estate maven Antonella Holmes, will follow the show. 

Tickets are available through Cindy Peters at the WDMH Foundation at 613-774-2422 ext. 6172 and at the Seaway Valley Pharmacy on Main Street, in Winchester. Doors open at 1 p.m., and everyone is welcome. 

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