By Mallory Clarkson
An Alberta songstress will be throwing her voice behind the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre (LCYC) this weekend as the agency raises more funds for its new location. On Sept. 13, Grande Prairie-native Carolyn Dawn Johnson will be bringing her musical talents to the Vic Juba Community Theatre at 8 p.m.
Tracy Klotz, vice-chair of the LCYC board and event chair, said proceeds will be going towards moving the cramped centre into a larger facility, as well as costs associated with renovations of the new spot. He added this kind of event could become a more permanent fixture on Lloydminster’s event calendar.
But with the award-winning singer’s performance on the horizon, Klotz said he couldn’t be happier. “Carolyn Dawn Johnson is the 2012 female country music (artist) of the year,” he said. “I’m hearing nothing but fantastic comments about what kind of a person she is and it’s very suitable to our type of community involvement, our type of centre and things like that. “Everybody that’s involved in the concert and has been talking about it is tremendously excited to know because she’s a fantastic performer and very giving of her fans.” Tickets cost $40 and Klotz said it would be “amazing” if in excess of $20,000 could be raised from this event. Read the rest of this entry »