John Maysenhoelder and Jody Goodsell’s backyard party turned fundraiser was a great success over the weekend despite scalding heat. The 13th edition of Fever Fest was able to raise approximately $2,100 for the Pet Connection Lennoxville and the Société Alzheimer de l’Estrie. Over 400 people made their way to the Glenday Road’s Maysen Manor to watch a dozen bands perform on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. Rock and roll, jazz, soul and country music were on the menu for the weekend. “We’ve been able to raise more money than the previous years which is great. I think that having Domino’s Pizza as one of our food options on Saturday helped because since it kept the price down, people were more ready to donate,” explained Maysenhoelder. “It’s a huge weekend for us. Everyone had a great big smile on their face and left the place clean,” he recalled. “I can’t wait for next year, and all the bands that played this weekend expressed interest to play next year again. It was incredible.” See full story in the Tuesday, July 23 edition of The Record.
By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record