NORWAY — Birdie Googins, aka Karmo Sanders, aka Martha Lello, will return to the scene of her childhood where it all began. She will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Second Congregational Church UCC of Norway.

Googins has appeared on television with her sophisticated sister in the commercials for Marden’s. She has earned the title of “The Marden’s Lady” with her “downeast” accent as she delivers the latest news on what’s happening at the store and how she’s doing her bit to keep “Daddy” on his toes.

She grew up in the parsonage at the Second Congregational Church, a daughter of the Rev. Jay N. Lello. There are hysterical stories of “Barbie in the Belfry” and jelly beans in the hymnals when the girls were in residence. A graduate of Oxford Hills High School, she went on to earn a master’s degree from Boston University as a playwright and has worked in the theater most of her life as an actress, a writer and a comedienne.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at Books ‘n Things, Main Street, as well as at the Second Congregational Church office. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call the church office at 743-2290. Attendees are welcome to stay after the performance and get an autograph, a photo and then grab a spoon for a “wicked good” sundae.

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