Tri-county talent entertains

By Charlene Hoeflich

December 12, 2013

MIDDLEPORT — There’s no doubt about it — the large crowd attending the recent “Christmas Along the River” talent revue held in the Riverbend Arts Council left the auditorium with more Christmas spirit than they had when they came.

From the pre-show music of Tony Dingess and the Big Bend Community Band to the full cast finale, there were singers and dancers and instrument players from the tri-county area performing before an appreciative audience.

Linda Warner emceed the show which featured costumed dancers from the Gallia-Meigs Performing Arts Studio, a first time appearance for the Cabaletta Children’s Chorus, composed of young students from Mason County Schools, a chorale group from the Bradford Church of Christ, soloists, Bonnie Smith Kreseen, Todd Bissell, Lindsey Jackson, Holly DeLong, and instrumentalists, Bob DeLong and Bill Crane.