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Parking for October 24 in Fruth Field & Goodrich Little Theatre area
On Friday, October 24, the Fondy Cardinal football playoff game is at 7:00 p.m. at Fruth Field and the Community Theater's production of The Odd Couple is at 7:30 p.m. at the Goodrich Little Theatre. It is important to note that parking for both events will be at a premium. To assist in providing some direction, please note that the Administration Center Lot located on 9th Street and the Riverside parking lot located on Linden Street will be reserved for those individuals attending the performance in the Goodrich Little Theatre. The large lower lot at the Aquatic Center will remain open for attendees of both events, however, it will likely be filled by football fans quite early as the gates open at Fruth at 5:45 pm. The South Street parking lot or the City/County Government center's lot, one block to the north of South Street, may also be available for those attending tonight's activities. There is also parking on adjacent streets for those attending both events.
Chegwin Elementary School Honored at Capitol ceremony as Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition
State Superintendent Tony Evers offered congratulations to Chegwin Elementary School for being among 173 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for the 2014-15 school year. This is the 11th consecutive year that Chegwin has been recognized for this significant accomplishment. “These schools are examples of the success we need in all of our schools to close the achievement gap,” Evers said.
The schools were recognized during a special Oct. 13 ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison hosted by Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson. Pictured with Thompson, from left: Allison Birschbach, Tricia Newell, and Theresa Loehr, Chegwin Elementary Principal.
“Chegwin Elementary School is a dynamic hub of student learning. From the principal and staff to the families, everyone is focused on kids and ensuring that student learning is guaranteed. I continue to be inspired by their collective teamwork to benefit the students of Chegwin,” commented Dr. James Sebert, Fond du Lac Superintendent of Schools.
FHS to present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”
Fond du Lac High School will be presenting the Irving Berlin’s classic musical White Christmas from November 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 1:00 p.m. A special dinner theater will be held on Saturday, November 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
Beginning October 15, tickets will be available at www.hometowntickets.com or at the Fond du Lac High School Ticket Box Office, Monday through Friday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Ticket Box Office is located in the Performing Arts Center Lobby so please enter the PAC Lobby Doors (door #2) to purchase your tickets. Ticket prices are $10.00. Fond du Lac High School students with a student ID can purchase a ticket in person at the Box Office for $7.00. Dinner tickets are $28 which includes dinner and show (FHS student with ID $25). All tickets are reserved seating.
The Dinner Theater (Nov. 8) will feature a New England winter theme with entertainment, and will begin at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres in the high school commons. At 6:00 p.m., an elegant sit-down dinner will begin featuring: Chicken cordon bleu, spiral glazed ham, steamed wild rice, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fresh jellied cranberry sauce, rolls, salad with fresh fruit, apple cobbler, appetizers and beverages. The dinner will conclude by 7:00 p.m. to allow everyone to find the way to the Performing Arts Center for the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Aramark will be catering the dinner.
Fond du Lac High School's production will combine over 110 high school students singing and acting on stage, running lights and sound, playing in the pit orchestra and working backstage. A special highlight to this year’s show will be tap dancing, a technique that the students have been working to perfect since late July. Directors for White Christmas are Steve Wilson and Cory Schneider, the choreographer is Ann Kelly from Wempner’s School of Dance and costumes are being prepared by Lori Sass.
The cast plans a “Fill the Sleigh” canned good drive to unite students and community in Fond du Lac’s holiday tradition of sharing with families in need. All audience members are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the “Fill the Sleigh” drive to benefit the The Salvation Army. Food items will be collected in the PAC Lobby prior to each show.
Media sponsors for White Christmas include Radio Plus (Sunny 97-9, 96-1 TCX, AM-1170, Great 98.7) and Mountain Dog Media (K-107.1, AM-1450).
White Christmas is a show for all ages to enjoy! Questions may be directed to the Ticket Box Office at 929-2740 ext. 3132 during box office hours or to 929-2740 ext. 3339. Information can also be found at www.fondymusic.com.