Lots planned for Hank Snow’s birthday

Brittany W.
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The Hank Snow Museum Society made a presentation on Hank Snow’s 100th birthday to Council for the Region of Queens on Dec. 10.

Hank circa the 1950's

Kelly Inglis, Charlotte White, and Vernon Oickle made the presentation that touched on the many activities the group has planned for what would be Hank Snow’s 100 birthday. 

Hank Snow was born on May 9, which happens to fall on a Friday this year.  That means the group gets to utilize the whole weekend for activities.

Some of those activities include a ribbon cutting and unveiling of a Hank Snow statue that is being created by Ivan Higgins of Cosby’s Garden Centre, speeches by guests such as Rev. Jimmie Rogers Snow (Hank’s son), performances by various musicians, and guided tours of the museum.

Besides the statue, several new creations will be launched including a book by Vernon Oickle on Hank Snow, a new community park behind the museum, and a premier screening of the Picture House’s “Life of Hank Snow.”  The DVD will also continue to be shown in the Hank Snow Museum throughout the year. A greatest hits CD will also be released by the Bear Family, which owns the rights to Hank Snow's music.

No formal motions for funding were made at council however a letter was left in the hands of the mayor by the society.  The group is requesting $10,000 to spruce up the museum, make it more accessible to those with mobility issues, and to help with their marketing and advertising.  The event will be a one off event, specifically for the marking of what would have been Snow’s 100 birthday.

Organizations: Garden Centre, Picture House, Hank Snow Museum

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