BY SHARON LIGHTBOWN
The fifth annual Sunday Afternoon at Dickson Store Museum was once again a successful event.
It was a hot sunny afternoon, and approximately 50 people came to enjoy it. If only summer was longer it might be a bit easier not to overlap events: it was also a Taste of Markerville on the weekend.
This year the plot of the one-act play was about a pet rabbit getting into Sophia’s (Sharon Lightbown’s) garden. She is not particularly happy with her husband Tom (Fred Pedersen) because this is not the first time part of his menagerie of animals has eaten her garden.
The script had a comedic flair, and the music and poetry followed the theme of the play. Letters written to Grandma and Grandpa are always a huge hit. All of the above produced laughter from the audience.
There was some audience participation when they were encouraged to sing along with Margie Miller, Robbie Olson, Fred Pedersen and Sharon Lightbown. The accompanist, Virginia Pedersen, made a wonderful Stompin’ Tom when she played the number Poor Poor Farmer.
Everyone in attendance had a great time and some thanked us for bringing back memories of their childhood. This event has no modern technology or bells or whistles and people say that is one of the reasons they enjoy it so much; other people in attendance thanked us for hosting this event and said to make sure they know when it is happening next year.
The event ended with coffee and goodies which included Danish pastry; one lady remarked that that was the best pastry she had ever eaten and asked where she could get the recipe. People sat around talking and laughing with neighbors, old friends, and new acquaintances before departing.
The next event at The Dickson Store Museum is the Teddy Bear Picnic on Thursday, August 7, more details on the web page or Facebook.