Performers grace Senion Center’s potluck meeting |

Performers grace Senion Center’s potluck meeting

Ashleigh Petrell, singer, dancer and actress and Bill Orton, singer and musician will perform at the potluck dinner meeting of South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc., commencing at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Orton will sing and play the guitar to “Mountain Dew” by Grandpa Jones and other numbers, as well as accompanying Ashleigh, as she does a clogging dance. She will also do some solo numbers.

Orton played the piano as a child, the trumpet and French horn in his high school band, the guitar in college and the flute in the Tahoe Community Orchestra for 10 years. He has been singing in the choir at St. Theresa Catholic Church for 20 years. More recently, he has played the guitar and flute and sang in five local shows put on by the Performing Arts League at the Lake Tahoe Community College.

Ashleigh was trained in tap, jazz, ballet and clogging dance at the Marcia Sarosik Dance Studio, attended Barbizon Modeling School, was in commercials, including as a swimsuit model, and has performed at South Tahoe High School, Lake Tahoe Community College, Western Nevada Musical Theater Company, Lake Tahoe Children’s Musical Theater Co., and in “Ebenezer Scrooge” at Harrahs since 1998. She is a member of the Tahoe Arts Professional Actors Association, and recently was in “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” singing and dancing in the Glissando Connection for the Performing Arts League as well as singing in the Pops Choir. She also was cast in a pilot for a T.V. series, The Ghost Connection, to be filmed in Lake Tahoe.

Those attending the potluck are reminded to bring a plate and utensils, as well as their favorite food dish for six to eight people. Members of South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc., who attend the event can win a $25 door prize. Guests are welcome and everyone can win cash raffle prizes. All are encouraged to come and bring their friends. For more information and to get on the mailing list for the Seniors, Inc., Newsletter call the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center at (530) 542-6094.

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