This year’s telethon for the Bill Harkins-Eugene Ricard Santa Claus Fund in Iroquois Falls is set for Saturday, November 26th.
Producer Rick Charlebois says it will be livestreamed on the internet again, not a live auditorium show.
He says the committee decided to keep doing it this way, because for all the effort and expense it was to broadcast from the community auditorium, it was only attracting a very small live audience. Online, it attracts more than two-hundred views at a time, consisting of who knows how many people?
“Also I think the performers much prefer doing it this way,” Charlebois remarks, “because they can do it in the setting that they choose, at their convenience. They have control over the quality of the sound and video and all that, and they can turn in their performances whenever they’r good and ready.”
It’s not too late to submit a video of music, dance, or whatever performing art you practice. Charlebois says your performance can be included.
“Just a reminder that it has to be family-friendly, preferably a Christmas theme, and they can find us on Facebook.”
The Santa Claus Fund helps needy families in the Falls at Christmas, as well as when there is need any time of the year, be it a house fire or other tragedy.
You can donate at the Legion Hall the night of the telethon, or remotely using a credit or debit card.