Kids Entertaining Kids

Fun for kids and fun for the whole family will be featured in the third annual Kids Entertaining Kids fund-raising event to be held Saturday, August 20, 2:00-4:30 p.m., Sherman Municipal Ballroom, 405 North Rusk, Sherman. Sponsors are the Thelma Braun Family Foundation, Trinity River Chapter of Thrivent Financial Services for Lutherans, and many area businesses and individuals. Event tickets may be purchased for $1 per child and $2 for adults at the door the day of the event.

The fund-raiser is benefiting Early Childhood Intervention-Texoma (ECI). ECI serves infants and children birth to thirty-six months of age with developmental delays in Grayson, Cooke, Fannin, Delta, Lamar, and Hopkins. ECI is funded through the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and hosted by Mental Health Mental Retardation Services of Texoma. For more information on services or referrals, call: 903-957-4810.

Performances include Theatricks, Musical Hands, Sarah Lee, Gracie Brown of Jill Brown Studio, Arnold’s Martial Arts, Neblett Elementary’s Dynamite Drummers, and more. Sandy Daniels will be the master of Ceremonies. A silent auction will be a main attraction with various items donated that will entice everyone. Refreshments will be served.

Theatricks will be performing songs from their recent production, MY SON PINOCCHIO. The group was established in 1985 and is directed by Webster Crocker. Theatricks is comprised of two different aspects: Club Theatricks and Project Theatre. Club Theatricks produces three productions a year and teaches three semesters of theatrical workshops, while Project Theatre serves as an educational resource for area school’s curriculum.

Musical Hands is a Sherman-based children’s singing sign language troupe. Using choreographed sign language in combination with prerecorded popular and patriotic tunes, the children are able to share the beautiful and expressive language of sign with the hearing world and their love of music with the deaf and hearing impaired. The members of Musical Hands, who range in age from 4 to 18, have performed for various groups including schools, summer camps, nursing homes, community groups, fundraisers and hospitals, including many with the Sherman School District Orchestra. Musical Hands invites new members of any age to join us. The only requirements are to have a love of music and an interest in learning sign language. For information, contact: manietbellermann@aol.com

Sarah Lee of Fannin County is the 15 year old daughter of William & Katy Lee. She has been singing since the age of 3 and has sung at many local oprys and venues including: the Rialto Theater in Denison, the Crystal Opry in Tom Bean, and Music in the Garden at Bonham. Lee has a passion for song writing and singing.

Tickets for a drawing are available now by calling 903-957-4865. The drawing for the six prizes will be held the day of the event, and you do not have to be present to win. Donated prizes include 42" television, handmade quilt, 2 NASCAR tickets, $125 gasoline gift card, $100 grocery gift certificate, and $100 Wal-Mart gift card. Tickets are a donation of $5 for 1 or $20 for five.


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