Megan McLean

Donalda Karaoke brings out the ‘singing spirit’ of the community

Donalda’s Drop-In Centre was a buzz of activity as the community came out in good number to participate in the library's monthly karaoke.

Donalda’s Main Street was crowded on Friday evening, March 17 as the hotel hosted its Steak Night on one side and the Donalda Drop-In Centre hosted the library’s Karaoke Night.

It was fascinating to see both kids and adults alike taking a shot at karaoke with some even dancing to the tunes as they sang.

Hosted by the Donalda Library and organized by Library Manager Naomi Labelle, this is a monthly event which “usually has a good turnout.”

“Since last December we have been running the karaoke night and getting good response,” Labelle said. “When we outgrew the library, we approached the Drop-In Centre who very graciously allowed us to use their space to hold events like this. It’s much larger and works way better for the times when we have a lot of people.”

With 34 and counting, the Drop-In Centre had transformed into a mini-entertainment space with people of various ages and talents, according to Labelle.

“With hits from all genres and eras, I think everyone had a great time. Events like these are so popular because they allow people of all ages something to do on a Friday night,” Labelle said. “It’s good clean fun, costs nothing and it’s a great way for the community to mingle and have an evening out.”

Labelle has been managing the Donalda Library since November 2015.

“Time flies when you’re having fun!” Labelle exclaimed. “I’d like to thank the people who came out and participated in the event and dressed up too. I would also like to thank Judy Dinsmore and Brenda, who came out and helped us, and Terry and Theresa who spun the discs for me so I could greet the people that evening.”


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