THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Scholarship Fundraiser at Wabeno Dec. 14th
Issue Date: November 21, 2019
On Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 pm the Wabeno Area Players will present "A Mafia Murder Christmas Party" in the atmosphere of Flowers from the Heart in Crandon.
This is an audience participation murder mystery show and only 50 tickets will be available. They can be purchased in person at Flowers from the Heart. No telephone or email purchases will be available. The cost per ticket is $25 which includes hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages.
All attendees must wear 1920's fashions and ready to solve the crime of murder. This will be the event of the season and all proceeds go towards a great cause. During the night spectators will be entertained by characters and music of the holiday season.
Store items can be purchased at a discount and door prize giveaways and raffles will be held.
The event will take the place of Flowers from the Heart's annual "Night of Elegance," and Flowers from the Heart and owner Bruce Walentowski have been major supporters of the Erna Rousseau Scholarship and Wabeno Area Players. He wanted to do something different this year and give back to the communities his business has served for 32 years. Flowers from the Heart opened its doors in December of 1987, almost to the date of this special fundraising event.
Proceeds and donations from the evening will go to the Erna Rousseau Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is in the memory of Erna Rousseau, a lifelong piano teacher and accompanist from Wabeno. She always made time for students from the area and supported the arts fully. It's awarded annually to a student from Crandon, Goodman/Armstrong Creek, White Lake, Elcho, Phelps, Pembine, Florence, Three Lakes, Laona and Wabeno who have been involved in the arts in high school and plan on pursuing a college degree in education, art, music, dance, or theater. Scholarships are now being awarded to current high school students to attend summer camps. Since 1997 the scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to 34 area students. It's the only scholarship of it's kind for the youth in our area. Wabeno Area Players is the only community focused arts organization in our area as well. Both entities rely on the generous support of the community and all donations are tax deductible. If interested in donating to the scholarship or Wabeno Area Players, contact (715) 889-1606.
The festivities will begin at 7 pm on Dec. 14th with doors to open at 6:30 pm and close at 7 pm sharp. The Murder/Mystery will last until 10pm. The party will continue after 10 p.m. and guests can shop, visit cast and Walentowski. Flowers from the Heart is located at 117 North Lake Avenue in Crandon. For more information call (715) 889-1606 or (715) 478-3710.