When: June 25
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: E-Free Church, 200 W. 10th, Grant
• Musical Entertainment
• Silent Auction
By Jan Rahn
The third annual fundraising concert for the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday, June 25 at the Grant Evangelical Free Church.
Scheduled for 6:30 p.m., the concert’s featured performers will include vocal and band numbers, along with instrumental acts with flutes, guitars and piano.
The goal this year is to raise $5,000 or more from the concert which will feature food and a silent auction in addition to the musical entertainment.
Food is always a big part of the concert evening—with fancy hors d’ oeuvres by local contributors and volunteers.
Some of the silent auction items this year will include Husker volleyball and football tickets, a plane ride, passes to school events, Prairie Theatre movie tickets, an airplane ride, and home-baked items.
“We can’t quit,” said Rhonda Kroeker, co-organizer.
As a member of “Thunder on the Hi-Line,” which is the relay team from Perkins County who takes part in the annual cancer drive in July in Ogallala, Kroeker said the team was getting overwhelmed in donating time and effort and wanted to draw back—“Then Karla got cancer and she was on our team,” she said. “Then Linda Kurkowski got cancer—and we knew we couldn’t quit.”
Each year, Bob Cummings has been part of the group of entertainers with his vocal talent—now Bob’s twenty-something son is a cancer survivor.
There is hardly anyone in the community not touched in some way with cancer, said Kroeker. She said the greatest thing about the fundraising efforts is that it goes for patient advocacy—such as gas expense for example, wigs, experimental programs, research and education.
Luminaries and “cancer stars” will also be sold by the Thunder on the Hi-Line team as part of the fundraising efforts for this year’s American Cancer Society drive.
The public can make a big difference in helping to support the advocacy programs for cancer patients.
Plan now to attend this annual event and take part in the enjoyable evening of entertainment, food and silent auction for such a great cause.
The tax-deductible $10 concert tickets can be purchased at In & Out, Pinnacle Bank, Valley Bank and Adams Bank in Grant or from organizers Rhonda Kroeker, Deb Hansen, Toni Wyatt, Bob Cummings or Jeanie Daiss.
Tickets are also available at the door the evening of the concert. However, purchasing them ahead of time will give organizers an idea of the amount of food needed for the evening.
Call any of the organizers with questions about the concert.