Backyard parties have taken a turn for the philanthropic in Lennoxville. John Maysenhoelder and Jody Goodsell’s residence, affectionately known as Maysen Manor, will be the home of the 13th edition of Fever Fest, a music and barbecue backyard festival that raises funds for Société Alzheimer de l’Estrie and the Pet Connection Lennoxville. Twelve artists and bands will perform on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21 on Glenday Road in a concerto of rock and roll, jazz, country, and more. “My partner in crime Jody and I have been hosting parties in our backyard for years, starting around 12 years ago,” said John Maysenhoelder. “We’d get together with our musician friends and play some music. Then, one day, Jody said this is getting a bit big, maybe we should raise money for something. 2015 was our first ‘official’ edition of Fever Fest, and we put a bucket in front of a stage and it’s been attracting lots of money. It makes for an amazing weekend in the backyard.” See full story in the Tuesday, July 16 edition of The Record.
By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record