No ‘Mania’ this year

A fter a 13-year run of singing, dancing and skits, Mettawee Mania will not go on this year.

Pawlet resident Rod Hawkins produced the variety show for more than a decade, but this year he moved on to direct the Miss Vermont Scholarship Pageant.

Brooke DeBonis, principal at Mettawee Community School, which hosted the event in the past, said without Hawkins’ huge volunteer efforts there was not time to put on the show.

“The PTO did not want to pursue it. It takes many months of planning,” she said. However, the school will consider producing the show again in future years.

And while Mania has been a large fundraiser in the past, DeBonis said the school has other events planned to make up the money.

“We’re thinking about doing a 5K run in the spring,” she said.

Previous years’ events saw large crowds at the school as Miss Vermonts often emceed and local students and adults showed off their respective talents.

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