Students of Tabusintac School entertained a crowd of upwards of 200 guests in a crowded tent on the property of Loraine and Myles Wishart on Monday June 11th. The event was a public presentation of eight months of learning about local history centered on the arrival in the late 1700’s of Charlotte Taylor, referred to often as the “mother of Tabusintac,” and her life in the community. Special guests included New Brunswick’s Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas, author Sally Armstrong, writer of the book “The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor” and the oldest living descendant of Charlotte Taylor, 105 year old Mrs. Ellen Harris. The showcase program included displays of the students’ work and on-stage performances expressing the life of the community during Charlotte’s time.The story of her life was re-enacted and the Ballad of Charlotte Taylor was sung by teacher Mrs. Krista Hutchison supported by guitars and a choir of students some using traditional sock puppets, rain sticks and dancing men. All this took place on the grounds of Charlotte’s homestead which still stands today.For photos of the event visitThe Ballad of Charlotte Taylor.