Biggs & Barr March Madness of Small Towns
Which small town is the BEST small town?
🗓️ Tournament finishes on March 27th, 2023.
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Let’s not forget we love our neighbour –but we need to win because they have a town full of puppets and we don’t. It’s as easy as that.
This is Noreen Young, the Queen of the Puppets hands down. Okay, I worship the woman and love each and every puppet– but we basically only have ONE puppet still residing in Carleton Place after they left their original home. That’s right Noreen Young’s Puppets moved lock stock and barrel out of my home which was the original Hi Diddle Day house and moved to Almonte and became my beloved PuppetsUp!
Hi Diddle Day was a CBC Ottawa production designed to entertain and inform young viewers from 1968-1969. The uniquely-produced series starred a number of puppet characters (created, manipulated and voiced by Noreen Young) who lived in an unusual household. The setting was a remodeled Victorian house in Crabgrass, a typical small Canadian community (Carleton Place). In the house lived Mrs. Dibble, and a host of zany puppet characters. Other puppets were Basil the Beagle, Durwood the Dragon, Wolfgang Von Wolf, Granny, Chico The Crow, a French-Canadian moose called Ti, Lucy Goose and others.
Photo Tammy Sharp
Heck even Uncle Chichimus ( not Noreen’s) lived in my home at one time.
“When I was young and lived at 16 Rochester St. we knew your home as the Raeburn house. During the 50’s a picture of it was used in the CBC TV show “Uncle Chichimus” (this sounds right but I am not sure of the spelling). The show was in black and white, of course, but the Marching Saints Marching Band were invited to the show once and I, as the band leader, was invited to interview with the puppet Uncle Chichimus. I was amazed to see that he was red and green with lots of paint chips . The band was lined up on one side of the room and played a number. Hopefully, someone may have a picture for you because that would be an interesting sidelight about your home.You might have to poll retired members.”Gord Cross
We should be getting extra votes as now there is NOW only one puppet left in Carleton Place. These days Elvis the puppet is very emotional, all alone and needs his hair fixed. He also lost an eye, but he is all Carleton Place has left. So PLEASE vote for Carleton Place. Please!!!
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THE LAST PUPPET OF CARLETON PLACE
Me and MPP Scott Reid. He loves both our towns so I can’t ask LOLOL Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston and is currently the Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition and Shadow Cabinet –2018
Me and former Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson –2014
Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason number 1
Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 2 #gettingourasseskicked
Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 3 #letstalkabouthallmark
The Hi- Diddle-Day House of Carleton Place – Puppets on a String
Was Wayne Rostad’s Puppet Ever Found?
I’m Your Puppet! — Hi Diddle Day and Uncle Chichimus
I Just Followed Baker Bob – PuppetsUp! Parade August 7th
I Will See You at PuppetsUp! Today
Jane Austen and Linda Comment on the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers