Harvest Hoedown a hit in Ponoka

On Nov. 14, the Ag Society’s Harvest Hoedown happened at the Kinsmen Centre. Following cocktails at 6:30 p.m., there was a delicious dinner served at 7 p.m. before it was time to enjoy the live entertainment and a dance.

By Kim Hutchison

Staff Reporter:

On Nov. 14, the Ag Society’s Harvest Hoedown happened at the Kinsmen Centre. Following cocktails at 6:30 p.m., there was a delicious dinner served at 7 p.m. before it was time to enjoy the live entertainment and a dance.

The entertainment for the evening was folk artist John Wort Hannam and his band consisting of upright bassist, Tyler Bird, fiddler, Scott Duncan and drummer, Brad Brower.

Hannam, who lives in Fort MacLeod, was a full-time public school teacher until 2000 before he took a chance and decided to pursue a long time dream of being a working musician. He released his debut CD “Pocket Full of Holes” in 2002 followed up with his sophomore CD “Dynamite and ‘Dozers” in 2004. He released his third full-length CD “Two-Bit Suit” in spring of 2007 and is currently working on his fourth album. He had to catch a flight to New York at 8 a.m. the next morning but didn’t want to pass up performing in Ponoka.

“Sherry Gummow extended the invitation and we’re very glad we came. We’re having a lot of fun tonight,” said Hannam. 

The band has been together for roughly 8 years and certainly didn’t disappoint the crowd of onlookers.

After an hour of songs and jokes, a draw took place and winners John Sorenson and Donna Stewart claimed their prizes. The band came back on stage for additional hour before the dance got underway.

All proceeds raised during the evening will be going towards Ag Society projects.

Next on the society’s schedule is the annual general meeting set to take place on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. and the producer seminar happening on Jan. 29 at Moose Hall.

For information visit www.ponokaagsociety.ca

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