Oscar Night at The Park House a red-carpet affair


Fighting over the Oscar.

Fighting over the Oscar. Photo by Jeremy Penn.

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By Travel Diva Jenna Ujiye

I have not watched the Academy Awards in about six years, as I haven’t had cable and I usually spend my Sunday evenings at home. divasoscar2This year my friend Kate Johnston, who is the manager of the Livery in Goderich, mentioned to me that there was a Livery fund-raiser Oscar Night at the Park House in Goderich and that it was a formal dress-up night. If you haven’t noticed, I hate to miss out on getting dressed up, so I told her I would be there.

I realized that all I had for formal wear were my prom dresses and a couple of other dresses that were very tight. So I went with the larger of the tight dresses! I arrived at the Park House at around 7:30 p.m. and our hosts Ben Scholton and Ian Doyle had already started the evening commentary. I really felt like a star myself. The ticket price of $15 included a glass of sparkling wine, tons of door prizes and half-priced appetizers. I hadn’t had dinner, so I ordered a BLTC (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese) sandwich… I know it doesn’t sound glamorous, but it sure hit the spot for me.

Ben Scholten and Ian Doyle just about to interview Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Ben Scholten and Ian Doyle just about to interview Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

We were each given ballots to put our votes in on all of the awards. I had seen four of the movies, so I had to do some “educated” guesses. There were prizes for best dressed male and female and of course a prize was given to the person who scored highest on the awards list. The awards were fun, but I would have to say my favourite part was the photo booth. As you can see from the pictures we had a lot of fun! I hope the Livery has more entertaining nights such as these and it was great to spend the night with friends at the Park House.

Photobooth at the Oscar Party.

Photobooth at the Oscar Party. Photo by Jeremy Penn.

A thorn between 11 roses?

A thorn between 11 roses? Photo by Jeremy Penn.

The Livery hosts the Goderich Little Theatre, The Livery Film Fest and Live! at the Livery. If you are looking to see a great theatre production, one is starting on March 15. I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, written by Peter Colley and directed by Nina Reynolds, sounds to me like it is going to be a great murder mystery show! So if you are looking for information on more great events visit www.thelivery.ca

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