Laughs could be heard throughout North Ridge Community Centre the night of February 17th as the Martensville & District Kinsmen Club hosted their third annual ‘Chicken & Chuckles’ event. This year the popular event featured three Saskatchewan comedians; Clayton Kroeker, Myles Morrison and Jody Peters. The crowd had tears rolling down the faces throughout the evening. Kroeker, who is a local radio show host, opened up the evening as MC and kicked things off with a bang, with the audience hanging on every word. Kroeker then introduced Morrison to the stage, where he had many couples in the crowd reacting to his hilarious stories of marriage and growing older. Lastly, Peters was invited to the stage and had the entire room laughing out loud with jokes that any resident from Saskatchewan could relate to.
With ticket sales up approximately 10 percent from last year, a total of 254 people attended, many of which have attended the previous year’s events as well. All funds raised from this event will be donated to Kinsmen TeleMiracle 42, which the Kinsmen will be attending on March 3rd and 4th in Regina. “Overall, it was a fantastic event and we want to thank the residents that came out to support your local Kinsmen as well as TeleMiracle 42. Also, a special thank you to the MCRP for all of their volunteers helping out, as well as to Great West Brewing, Blaine Lake Liquor and Variety and Provincial Vodka for their support and prizes,” Arnie Deschner of the Martensville & District Kinsmen stated.
Following the comedians, Deschner announced winners of door prizes, raffle prizes and 50/50 before Jason White donated his talents to DJ and had the dance floor hopping.
The Kinsmen Club are now focusing on TeleMiracle, with the Martensville group providing all of the transportation services for the event. “We transport all of the stars, crew and Kin volunteers back and forth from their hotels to the event centre,” Deschner added. The local Kinsmen also do all of the donated food pick-ups and deliver back to the event centre to feed all of the volunteers.
For more information or to follow updates from the local Kinsmen Club, find them on Facebook under ‘Martensville & District Kinsmen’.