Hamaganza

Hamaganza is a 22-year old nonprofit event with a goal of raising money and collecting hams for FeedMore. This year’s edition also will benefit Massey Cancer Center. Admission is $10 or a ham, the quality of which varies depending on the economy. Let’s just say 2009 saw a lot of canned ham donations. The adults-only format is part rock show and part variety show, although talent isn’t a prerequisite to perform. So of course our wild child Melissa Chase from PLAY mornings has been a part of the event for years! Central to Hamaganza had always been Donnie Corker, aka Dirt Woman, but Corker died in September, so this year’s event was not only be a tribute to Dirt, but the final Hamaganza. All stops were pulled out and all of Melissa Chase’s bright wigs were pulled out!