April 16 2014
By Angelica Blenich
A lighthouse a rowboat a cellar a plumber and a daughter. These are just some of the things featured in the fun-filled evening Not Just Desserts. A joint initiative between the Wilberforce Library Launchers and the Loop Troupe Little Theatre Not Just Desserts is a fundraising event that will include two pantomimes live musical entertainment a silent auction and homemade desserts.
Taking place at the Lloyd Watson Centre on April 25 and 26 the fundraiser is raising funds for the new Wilberforce library which is scheduled to open this spring. To date the Library Launchers have collected approximately $35000 with a goal of bringing in $40000 to help with furnishing the new facility. The first pantomime of the evening is The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Muriel and Richard Eldridge featuring members of the Loop Troupe and Library Launchers. A tale of adventure deception and romance The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter keeps audience members guessing up until the very end while narrated exceptionally well by David Watson.
The final pantomime has Highlands East councillors stepping into a different role as they perform Trouble in the Cellar also by Muriel Eldridge. Trouble in the Cellar is narrated by Cathy Agnew while both shows are directed by Gill Stephens. In between the performances live music will be provided by local musicians Albert Saxby on the Friday night and Bethany Houghton and Ernie Demuth on the Saturday evening.
To go along with the music an elegant selection of desserts will also be served including apple and lemon meringue pie chocolate cheesecake and peach cheesecake. Gluten free and diabetic desserts will be available. A silent auction with artwork jewelry gift baskets and more will also be a part of the event.
Tickets for Not Just Desserts are $10 for adults and $5 for children and teenagers.
They are available at Agnew’s General Store the Wilberforce library branch or through members of the Loop Troupe or Library Launchers. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds are going towards the new library facility.