The WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon raised close to (and, by now, probably over) $32,000 for local families in need. This was a 40-hour live television show produced by high school students. A difficult task for professionals, they showcase a variety of local talents in conjunction with an auction.
What follows are a few favorite photographs that I took during the telethon.
(Above: Mark Poulin, of HELP!, performs on stage on Friday evening.)
Each year Mr. Vic brings his young music class to sing some holiday songs.
A member of the Maynard Community Band gets into the spirit.
Mark Malcolm, children’s librarian at the Maynard Public Library, hosted a talent show and led the kazoo orchestra.
Connie and Vinnie Stigliani perform as part of the “Tap ‘n’ Tones”.
Violinist Jagan Singh accompanied Liz Pekkala in a Studio A performance of Christmas music.
Members of the famed “Senior Shakers” perform on-stage.
One of Miss Tricia’s dance studio students performing a ballet.
Laura Pratt belts out a tune performing on-stage with True West.
One of our more popular local hip-hop artists, T-Nova, performs on-stage Saturday night.
At 10pm on Saturday the Toy Auction gets underway.
One of the telethon hosts, Nick Jacques, singing in Studio A.
Here’s a good chunk of the team that made that $31,899.10 total possible. Seven hosts and their tech crews, who work in shifts to keep the 3 television studios and radio station operational during the 40-hour event.
The hosts have a little fun after the telethon winds down. (L-R: Samantha Howell, Jason Schomacker, Emily Witham, Nick Jacques, Rachel MacGillivary, Joey Tyler, Katrina Kohlman).
For way too many other photos of the telethon head over to: [url]http://wavm.org/telethon09/gallery.html[/url]