By Vicki Jenks, Volunteer of the American Red Cross
On a picture-perfect Saturday, April 30th in “wild” Wild Rose the 9 th annual HEROES 2016 Musicales were “over the top” in every conceivable way. Well over 200 guests experienced world-class music, dined on delectable hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments and bid high on 300 silent auction treasures.
Art Stevenson & High Water
Art Stevenson & High Water Wisconsin’s Best Bluegrass Band, Harmonious Wail the Midwest’s Finest Gypsy Jazz Trio and Jodie DeSalvo Carnegie Hall piano virtuoso & Faye Seeman well-known Chicago harpist, graced the musical stage. The day began with the Wild Rose American Legion Post #370 posting all five service branch flags and the US colors. Additionally, all three Musicales began with the Pledge of Allegiance and ended with the everyone singing “Amazing Grace” and “America, the Beautiful.”
Begun in 2008 as a small concert presented by co-founders John and Vicki Jenks, a grand total of $3,308.39 was raised. Now the year-round activities, sponsorships, Musicale tickets sales and silent auction raises around $60,000! HEROES Musicales gifts will be utilized for Local Disaster Relief & Preparedness and Service to the Armed Forces in the counties of Waushara, Green Lake, Marquette and Waupaca.
SAVE THE DATE: HEROES 2017—Saturday, April 29th !!
Musicians to be announced later this summer.
THE HEROES MUSICALE
Vickie L. Detert (4/30/16)
A worthy cause; a glorious day;
a caring crowd, willing to pay
to just sit back, relax and share
as wondrous music fills the air.
And from the gifts gathered here
help goes out both far and near
to those in need, who’ve suffered loss
of health, of friends, families or homes.
That is what life is meant to be.
Let all mankind show charity,
to help when needed and lend a hand,
from heart to heart, throughout all lands.
See more photos here: 9th Annual Heroes Musicales
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