Searle the 2016 Cran-Anne Look-Alike Winner
FROM HUNTSVILLE IS OUR CRAN-ANNE WINNER!
Madison Searle from Huntsville had plenty of Anne of Green
Gables news to share with friends after the Bala Cranberry
Festival last fall. First, she was chosen on Saturday, October
15th, as winner of the annual Cran-Anne Look-Alike contest
at Balas Museum.
exciting, she was on a short list with three other girls
for a supporting role in a new television series based on
L.M. Montgomerys classic book, Anne of Green Gables.
The role later went to another girl but it was a great honour
for Madison just to be on that short list. We are so proud
Madison, who fell in love with the story of Anne of Green
Gables at an early age, impressed Cran-Anne judges Marg
Durnford and Jennifer Burrows with her knowledge of the
book but even more so with her infectious enthusiasm. Marg
Dunford, a former school librarian/teacher and long-time
Bala cottager, said later she almost felt as if she was
talking to Anne.
took home an Anne of Green Gables doll from Prince Edward
Island as her prize. She told her parents, Peter and Sherry
Searle, that she planned to keep it in its original box
in her bedroom.
wasnt the only of our Cran-Anne winners to be considered
for a role in the upcoming Anne television series. Cadie
Miller, our Cran-Anne winner in 2014, auditioned for the
role of Anne along with hundreds of other would-be Annes
from North America and other parts of the world. We are
equally proud of Cadie, a charmer from Barrie, Ontario.
next contest will be on Saturday, October 14, 2017
at 2 pm (Contestants arrive by 1:30 p.m.)
Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery
of Maple Ave. and River Street, 2 blocks off the main street.
again, our contest will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy
the Bala Cranberry Festival, which has become one of the
most popular small town fairs in all Ontario. It attracts
up to 25,000 people to a Muskoka resort town that has only
500 people year-round.
will be a small cost to participate in the contest
$1 for the contestant, plus a Cranberry Festival button.
Contestants should arrive by 1:30 to be registered.
big question is what Anne of Green Gables would look like
if she showed up at the Bala Cranberry Festival. The judges
base their selection upon the contestants knowledge
of Anne of Green Gables, their costumes and perhaps
most important of all their Anne-ness. Every year,
a young girl shows up who is just right.
is a great family outing that Anne Shirley and Diana would
have enjoyed immensely. Plan to tour the museum either before
or after the contest. And dont miss the Anne of Green
Gables gift shop!
one of our contestants can count upon receiving a prize.
learn more: Just call us at 1-888-579-7739, or e-mail
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