[clipped from Hi-Line Enterprise, April 23, 2008]
“Shooting for the Arts” is the theme given the premier event of The High Plains Arts Committee to be held this Saturday April 26 in Eustis, NE. Various individuals with local ties will provide entertainment, homemade deserts will be served, and free-will donations accepted. Held at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, a casual evening is planned, during which people may come and go as needed. Proceeds from the Local Talent Café and Silent Auction will benefit the activities of this non-profit organization, which formed in conjunction with a Town Hall meeting last September.
Kara Gall, of Lincoln, NE, will bring her talent home for this event. Kara is a singer/songwriter and poet. Gall says, “So much of my writing and music reflects the life and times of the people and land where I grew up, so I’m thrilled to be able to share that with the community.” Sherry Timm and Bruce Koch, both residents of Eustis, will bring their crowd-pleasing style of entertainment to the gathering too. In addition, members of the Eustis-Farnam school body will highlight the evening’s entertainment with musical selections and interpretive readings.
The committee is accepting donations of items for their Silent Auction from a variety of sources. Members of the Kearney Area Artists Guild have donated artworks. Signed volumes of poetry by Nebraska poets highlight the unique items donated. In addition local business owners have come forward with offers as well. You may donate an item for the event by contacting Catherine Snow at 308-486-5495.
According to chairperson for the group, Catherine Snow, the organization has a two-fold mission; to provide cultural offerings and develop youth activities for the Eustis area. “We choose to name ourselves the High Plains Arts Committee, because we hope to serve the surrounding communities and area with our events and activities, we believe we must pool our resources and celebrate our connections in rural Nebraska in order to accomplish our goals.” said Snow. The group would welcome new members and encourages residents of Farnam and Elwood, as well as representatives of the youth population, to consider becoming involved too.