Last night at 8 pm the "Women of Ocrafolk Opry" presented an evening of songs & stories at Deepwater Theater. From middle schooler, Molly Lovejoy, to long-time veterans of the stage, a dozen talented women shared their musical skills (keyboard, voice, guitar, violin, bass, and mandolin), stories, and art (Kitty painted a large canvas on stage as the women performed) for a packed theater.
No admission was charged, but donations were solicited. At the end of the show almost $500 was donated for maintenance and upkeep of the facilities (this is the 10th anniversary of Deepwater Theater).
As we were turning out the lights and stacking the chairs the cast decided to celebrate at Howard's Pub. We pulled tables together and ate, drank, and chatted until midnight.
Island life is good.
Some of the performers (Marcie, Sundae, Jamie, Lou Ann, Deanna, Katie, & Kitty [Cynthia, Molly, Mya, Whisper, Caroline, & Kathleen are not in the photo]):
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