For the fourth year, Québec National Day and Feast Day of St. John the Baptist will be celebrated on Friday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 24th at the Gendron Franco Center in association with the Franco-American Collection and the Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society and Museum.
The Friday event will start with a social hour and cash bar in the Center’s Heritage Hall at 10:30 A.M.
At 11:30 A.M., a Fête Nationale luncheon will be served, followed by a celebration in the magnificent Performance Hall. This will include the live entertainment portion, the showing of a short documentary film about the “Grey Nuns” and a special Rita S. Dubé Heritage Museum tribute to a long-time organist of the former St. Mary’s Church.
The 12:30 P.M. program will also include the Roys, the Franco-American Veterans Color Guard, the short film, and songs led by Les Troubadours. Québec Delegate to New England, Marie-Claude Francoeur, will also speak at the event.
The traditional feast day menu includes Soup Bouillon, Salade de Printemps, Meat Tourtiere, and Cake des Fêtes. Everyone is invited to celebrate the feast day.
Reserved seats for the meal at the Friday event are $12. To reserve tickets, visit the Box Office at 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, go on-line at francocenter.org, or call (207) 783-1585.
On Sunday, June 24th, a concert will be held and feature songs of love such as “Plaisir d'Amour”, “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home” (from Les Misérables), Amazing Grace, Ave Maria, and more. The concert is free, but the suggested donation amount is $15.
The Québec Government Office in Boston is proud to partner with the Gendron Franco Center, the Franco-American Collection and the Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society and Museum.