Happy Mardi Gras Y’all Again!!
It is time for the 18th Annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday at 3pm down Main Street in Beautiful Burlington Vermont. It is a party to benefit Hope Works. Hope Works provides support to survivors of sexual violence in Chittenden County through a 24 hour hotline, advocacy services and education prevention. Y’all can purchase Mardi Gras beads to benefit Hope Works throughout town. I just love Mardi Gras and since I did not get to go to New Orleans this year I will have to celebrate here in Burlington. Amber and I will start with the King and Queen Costume Contest at 1pm hosted by our friend Tim Kavanagh, and other activities will be happening up and down Church Street. It is always so much fun. Check out this weeks issue of SEVEN DAYS and get their pull out guide. It will give you all the info you will need. We will then wonder down Church Street have a few pictures taken and find ourself on the SEVEN DAYS Float again so look for us. After the Parade we will head up to Red Square. They are always having a Party! Have a Safe and Happy Mardi Gras!!
Posted: March 1st, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle.
Tags: church street market place, hope works, magic hat mardi gras parade, red square, seven days, tim kavanagh, vermont drag queens
Thanks to all Y’all that made this years Drag Ball a big success! Great costumes, Great entertainment! Check out these links to see what you may have missed!
www.kpikephoto.com or direct linkhttp://www.kpikephotoevents.com/pickpic/gallery/splash.php?gallery_id=349. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT the VPWAC! — at Higher Ground.
Posted: February 21st, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle, Winter is a Drag Ball.
Tags: comedy, karen pike photos, rev. yolanda, sevendays, vermont drag kings, vermont drag queens, wcax tv, winter is a drag ball
A study done recently analyzed Missed Connections postings on Craigslist and determined the most frequent locations given, by state.
In Massachusetts, New York and Washington, DC, it was the subway; in North Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin it was a Bar.
Now I know that in Vermont it is in a bar but here in Beaver Pond, Vt. it would have to be at the ESVLMLLCCLMWHSTK (Edna Saint Vincent LeMay Memorial Laundromat, Library, Community Center and now Lint Museum, Wifi Hot Spot and Tourist Kiosk)! And it would be Cousin Craig’s List.
Guess where it was in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia?
here is a map of the results: http://cache.boston.com/stuff/2013/02/20/missedconnectionsmap.jpg
Posted: February 21st, 2013 under Lucy Belle.
Tags: comedy, craigslist, drag queen, missed connections, vermont, vermont drag queen
Hey Y’all have you gotten your tickets for this years Winter is a Drag Ball XVII. If you do come early to see A Gender Bending GOSPEL Celebration for the NEW THOUGHT Generation!! “Old Time Gospel Hour”
Starring: Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes: vocals and acoustic guitar. This is a delightful, feel good, gender bending celebration of old fashioned gospel and country gospel music PLUS original music by Rev. Yolanda written in the old fashion style. This show takes us on a musical tour of Rev. Yolanda’s transformational spiritual journey from a gospel music loving Alabama gay boy, to a Radical Faerie, Rock & Roll, GLBT Hall of Fame Transgender Warrior, to a New Thought Interspiritual Drag Queen Reverend !
Rev. Yolanda’s show will start at 8pm in the Showcase Lounge doors will open at 7:30pm come early and get a good seat you do not want to miss this and then head over into the Ball Room for more entertainment. This event is an annual fund-raiser for The Vermont People With AIDS Coalition. 6 hours of entertainment in both the Showcase Lounge and the Ballroom at Higher Ground. This years theme will be “Fairy Tales and Fantasies”! Hope to see y’all on Sat. Feb. 16th!
Posted: February 10th, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle, Winter is a Drag Ball.
Tags: comedy, drag queen singing, gospel hour, higher ground south burlington vermont, old time gospel hour, roger anthony yolanda mapes, vermont, vermont drag queen, yolanda
The House of LeMay ran the 1/9th Miler in Heels Y’all! We ran down one block on Church Street in beautiful Burlington, Vt. Yes we did and it was to help give all kids a fair chance at success. Before the race I got the pleasure of leading the runners in a warm up exercise! We all exercised to the Beaver Song that all the Little Beavers of Troop 69 sing at their camp meetings. Santa even ran the race.
It looks like Ambers running the wrong way but she ran the race backwards in Heels! It was a cold sunny day and all had a good time. After the race we went to support some of the local restaurants that sponsored the Event! We stopped by Luenigs and had our picture taken with Bob the owner and then we had our picture taken with the owners of The Scuffer and they also ran in the race, and then stopped by the Farm House for a drink and ran into more of the runners.
It was a Great turnout and they raised over $8000.00.We all put the FUN in fundraiser! Thanks for a Great Time on Church Street!
Posted: January 28th, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle.
Tags: 1/9th miler race, burlington vermont, church street market place, comedy, drag queens running, high heel race, lucy belle, vermont children's trust foundation, vermont drag queens
Y’all the House of LeMay sure had a blast at this years Winter Rendezvous in Stowe, Vt. We first went out to Greet and Meet everyone out at Stowe High School for the Dina Martina Show!
We then return to the Stoweflake Resort and Spa for the Closing Party with DJ Steve Marsden.
It was a fun Gay Ski Weekend!! We hope to see everyone next year!
Posted: January 27th, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle.
Tags: dina martina, dj steve marsden, mjw avdventures, stowe vermont, stoweflake resort and spa, vermont drag queens
At the Matterhorn Bar and Sushi Restaurant with House of Lemay! It is the begining of the Stowe Gay Ski Weekend in Stowe, Vt. that’s celebrating it’s 29th year!
Thanks to Michael of MJW Adventures! Folks coming in from all over the U.S. to ski in Stowe, Vt. from the 23rd thru the 27th.They sure picked a cold time to ski. It was below zero last night! I do hope they know how to stay warm! We had to run back to Beaver Pond but we will be back on Sat. to see Dina Martina and do some dancing at the Closing Party!
Posted: January 24th, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle.
Tags: comedy, dina martina, mattterhorn bar in stowe, mjw adventures, ski stowe vermont, vermont drag queens, winter rendezvous 2013
Amber and I went out to the Sheraton in South Burlington, Vt. and had fun entertaining the folks from the Vermont Federal Credit Union.
We also found that Ricky a bartender friend ours is now working for the Credit Union.
We asked them if they would open a Branch in Beaver Pond. This is going to be a busy week for us. We will be in Stowe, Vt. on Wed. for the kick off party for the Winter Rendezvous 2013 and returning for Sat. for the Dina Martina Show and the Closing Party. On Sunday you can find us on Church Street in Burlington, Vt. at 1pm for the 1/9th Mile Race. Yes we will be running. You can support us by going to this link: http://miler.vtchildrenstrust.org/miller/participantpage.asp?uid=3155&fundid=1768
Posted: January 21st, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle.
Tags: comedy, sheraton south burlington, vermont drag queens, vermont federal credit union
The House of LeMay will be returning to Stowe, Vt. for the Gay Ski Weekend! Last year we had so much fun meeting and greeting all those gay men that they have invited us back. We loved greeting last year before the Miss Richfield 1981 Show and dancing the night away at the Closing Party!
Here’s the 2013 WINTER RENDEZVOUS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Discounted Trail Passes, Rentals and Tours at Trapp Family Lodge Nordic Center
Wednesday the 23rd at 9:00 pm The House of LeMay will be at the Opening Party at the Matterhorn Bar and Sushi Restaurant.
Thursday 2-3:30 pm Pizza Party Complementary Beer & Wine and Food Midway Lodge Mt. Mansfield
Thursday 6-7:00 pm Champagne Reception. Free Bubbly and Bonfire courtesy of Barefoot Wine and The Stoweflake Resort and Spa
Thursday 7-9:00 pm Optional Tuscan Style Group Dinner at Stoweflake Resort and Spa MAKE RESERVATION
Thursday 9:00 pm The Big Comedy Showcase Jim Lauletta and special guests at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa followed by BACK2BASICS Disco
Friday 4-7:00 pm Giant Apre Ski Indoor Pool Party Extravanganza at the Trapp Family Lodge with DJ Harrison
Friday 9:00 pm Pop Rock Spectacular liveband B-SIDE CHARLIE’s will have you on your feet, So wear comfortable heels!
Saturday 5:00 pm Sound Of Music Sing along at the Von Trapp Family Lodge Custumes are encouraged
Saturday 7-8:30 pm Optional Astrain Style Group Dinner in the Mazart Room at Trapp Family Lodge MAKE RESERVATION
Saturday 9:00 pm DINA MARTINA SHOW Stowe High Auditorium
Saturday 10:00 pm Blow Out Party with DJ Steve Marsden at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa.
Our first year was in 2009.
Then we returned in 2010 to Meet and Greet for Parties and for the Varla Jean Merman Show and she returned in 2012 also!
In 2011 we got to Meet and Greet for Miss Richfield 1981!!
Posted: January 19th, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle.
Tags: comedy, dina martina, gay ski weekend stowe vermont, ski vermont, vermont drag queens, winter rendezvous 2013
Come on Y’all the Team House of LeMay needs your help in raising money for the children. That is for the Vermont Children Trust Fund! We are supporting the children of Vermont by running in a mini-thon with a big humor component on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vt. on January 27th at 2pm.
VCTF’s 1/9th Miler – January 27, 2013
You can support by going to this site to donate:
Back in 2009 we ran a 1/9th Miler to help raise money to build the Tree House that is located in Oak Ledge Park in Burlington, Vt. Here are a few photos from that event. We had a lot of Fun that day and I am sure will have a lot of Fun on the 27th. We try to put the FUN in FUNDRAISER!!
Posted: January 14th, 2013 under Events!, Lucy Belle.
Tags: burlington vermont, church street market place, comedy, drag queen racing, high heels, vermont children trust fund 1/9th miler, vermont drag queens