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December 09, 2016
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A foggy day

Singers Kathy Geary, left, Kevin Hanek & Elizabeth Rose opened the WJFF "Musical Extravaganza" at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon.

Serving as a fundraiser for the radio station, the powers that be (scads of volunteers) had prepared a fantastic show replete with great food (thanks to Jill Padua), an amazing array of goodies raffled off and music, music, music. Hostess Maureen Neville and her cadre of tireless elves created an incredible evening of entertainment and good cheer, and my fog (momentarily) lifted as I worked the room, photographing the lineup of (IMHO) gifted musicians parading their many talents across the stage. Kathy Geary, Elizabeth Rose, Brewster Smith, Jeff Lackey and an adorable children’s chorus were at the top of their game, along with Doug Rogers & the Hoy Polloy, Janet Burgan, The Human Lard Dog and Little Sparrow.

Feeling both naughty and nice, I got chewed out for (duh) talking too much while catching up with some friends seldom seen, and crossing my fingers, I was hoping to go home with a raffle prize or two. I did win some wine, but paid it forward, hoping that Santa was watching and might reward me as I stood under the mistletoe, hoping for the best. I got my wish (you know who you are) so maybe the New Year holds promise after all? Doing my best to capture the spirit of the season, I snapped away and have put together a little album of the festivities. To view and share with your friends both near and far, “like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/riverreporter) and enjoy. Meanwhile, I’ll get back to my list. In fact, I had better check it twice, since I’m a bit foggy on the details.