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Rockin’ under the sunshine in Stephenville


Published on August 11, 2017

Mitchell Ruiz, who is portraying a Military Policeman as part of The Friendly Invasion activities in Stephenville this was on hand for the Rock Around the Block event on Friday.

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A large crowd of people enjoyed the music of MPH, a local Stephenville band, during Rock Around the Block – an event of The Friendly Invasion at Coleman’s Food Centre parking lot on Friday afternoon.

A set of portable bleachers was crowded by people who came out to the Rock Around the Block event in Stephenville on Friday.
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Originally scheduled for July 28 but cancelled due to the inclement weather, the event went ahead under sunny skies and mid-20’s temperatures on Friday.
Hundreds of people turned out to listen to music, dance to it and take advantage of some of the food and beverages at booths set up for the afternoon.
In addition to lots of local people out, there were a large number of visitors to the town dropping by. The Friendly Invasion Happy Days are taking place in Stephenville and the Bay St. George area this summer from July 20 to Aug. 22.
A list of the events is available at www.stephenvilleheritage.ca.
 

Dancing to the music of MPH are from left: Brittany White, Erika Burden and Donald Kendall.

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Karlie Madore, the 10-year-old daughter of Fabian and Amanda Madore of Fort McMurray, loved dancing to the music of MPH at Rock Around the Block.

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Lenny Park of MPH, a local Stephenville band, is seen singing during The Friendly Invasion’s Rock Around the Block event on Friday.

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Lorne Barbour of Stephenville and Ethel Penton of Quebec pose for a photo while enjoying the music of MPH at The Friendly Invasion’s Rock Around the Block event in Coleman’s Food Centre parking lot.

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Members of MPH, a local Stephenville band, are seen performing during The Friendly Invasion’s Rock Around the Block event on Friday including from left: Martin MacNeil, Les Hynes and Lenny Park.

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