Posted 11 months ago
By Kevin Horn
There's a busy weekend of activities in Chadron. The One-Act Play program and the Dance Team are holding a fundraiser tonight, a dinner theater production of The Wizard of Oz. Tickets for the show and meal of salad, breadsticks, lasagna, and dessert are $12 and be purchased in advance or at the door. Those wanting to see the show, but without dinner, can get tickets at the door for $5 with a 7:30 curtain time. A second non-dinner performance is set for 4:00 Saturday with tickets again $5. – Sunday is the annual Remembrance Ceremony at 2:00 at the Chadron Arts Center. Hosted by the Chadron Hospice and Chamberlain Chapel, it's intended to help those who've lost a loved one in the past year deal with the holiday season. Local pastor, hospice chaplain and grief counselor Dr Russ Seger will open by sharing practical suggestions on how a grieving individual can survive the holidays, followed by a memorial slide show, then a candlelight ceremony with the reading of names of loved ones who've passed. There will also be a Tree of Remembrance, decorated with photos of those who are gone. Attendees will also receive personalized ornamentss in memorial of loved ones. – Those looking to eat on Sunday have a couple special choices. The first is the Immanuel Lutheran Church Fabulous Fall Feast from 11-1:30. Cost for the meal with home-cooked Thanksgiving dishes and lots of good fellowship is $10 for adults, $5 for students 6-to-21, and children under 5 are free. The church will also be collecting non-perishable food donations to support the Shepherd's Pantry. – Your Selling Team and its workers are holding the Team Awesome chili feed and silent auction from 11-2:00 at the Assumption Arena.It's a fundraiser to help two YST employees … Amber Roose and Jera Fitzgerald-Smith...who are battling medical problems. Proceeds for the day will help them with basic support, costs of travel for treatments, and general medical bills. Roos is a single mother of 2 whose melanoma has returned after 10 years of remission. She was recently flown from Chadron to Scottsbluff for multiple brain surgeries to remove cancerous tumors. Fitzgerald-Smith is a 19 year old newlywed who spent several months in a wheelchair after major back surgery left her with pain and extreme numbness in her legs. A doctor in Lexington who has helped restore her structural integrity and get her walking again. – There's also a fundraising free-will donation spaghetti feed Sunday in Rushville for 10-year old Bree Lovell of Rushville, daughter of area teacher-actor-director Ryan Lovell. The dinner by the Highway 20 Cancer Group begins at 5:00 in the Rushville American Legion Hall. There will also be a raffle for a cooler full of great Husker items with tickets $1 or 6 for $5.