Maine’s only Super Model who aspires to the title of Queen in her spare time is returning to the Second Congregational Church UCC of Norway on August 14 at 7 p.m. It will be an evening of certain laughter as Birdie Googins, aka Karmo Sanders, aka Martha Lello, returns to scenes of her childhood where it all began.

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

Karmo/Birdie grew up in the parsonage at the Second Congregational Church, a daughter of Reverend 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, Karmo/Birdie 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.

In her last appearance, we learned that Birdie also dreamed of becoming “a cowboy’s sweetheart” even as she knighted members of the audience who would help her in her quest to become Queen. There’s no telling what new paths she seeks, so mark your calendar now for Tuesday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $10 each and are available at Books ‘n Things, Main Street, Norway, as well as at the Second Congregational Church office. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call the church office at 743-2290. Stay after the performance and get an autograph, a photo and then grab a spoon for a wicked good sundae.

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