On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:21 PM, Doug Eastick <east...@mcd.on.ca> wrote:
> wow. had no idea he was still alive, and I even forgot about him. > > In Sudbury Ontario (4 hrs north of Toronto, 4 hrs east of Sault Ste Marie, > MI) there is an annual Christmas telethon on TV on a Saturday night in Nov > or December. When I was 10, it had already been on forever (in years). > Apparently it started in 1951. http://www.ctvlionstelethon. > ca/default.aspx and history here http://www.ctvlionstelethon.ca/ > TelethonHistory/TelethonHistory.aspx > > <http://www.ctvlionstelethon.ca/TelethonHistory/TelethonHistory.aspx> > > Anyway, back to my story..... every year it was a local gathering of kids > that dance, sing, and adults that try to do the same thing. Local TV > personalities are the hosts, along with other city or club dignitaries. > One year, circa 1977 Marty Allen (I'm 95% sure it was him) was the featured > Guest Host that year. I've got no idea what they paid him to get him to > our neck of the woods, or if his presence increased pledges. But I do > recall hearing my Dad say "look at that. Jerry Lewis gets all the stars > and we get a washed-up Marty Allen". > Fun fact: Marty Allen went to the same high school as me (Allderdice) in Pittsburgh. Another fun fact: Wiz Khalifa also went there. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TVorNotTV" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.