Letter to the Editor:
Hee-Haw Fundraiser for Disabled American Veterans
By Pat O’Connor
They came with tools and paint and cardboard and plastic and a purpose to spend their Sunday afternoon building the stage sets rather than to sing and practice their dance “Moves”. The Heartland Troupe is working hard to get ready for their fundraiser for the Disabled American Veterans. The show is scheduled for April 22nd, 23rd @ 7 PM and 2 PM on April 24th at the Goodrich Auditorium in Cameron. Work on the show and rehearsals are hitting a fever pitch in the next 2 weeks and anyone interested in helping either backstage or out front is encouraged to contact either Pat O’Connor or Peggy Sharp.
Benefits from this show will be donated to the Disabled American Veterans and specifically will go to the Missouri department of DAV. As a group, the Heartland Troupe donates a lot of time and energy each year to help our veterans. We want our efforts to go where they will be used to help veterans the best. The Disabled American Veterans organization is dedicated to keeping the promise made to our veterans who fought for our freedom. According to their website“The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for themselves and for veterans, their families and survivors. For more information on DAV, check out their website @ www.dav.org.
Two ways you can help us. One is through direct donations. The other is by attending our program. We would love to see your smiling faces there at one or more of our shows. If you can’t attend, please find another way to help our veterans and their families. They deserve the very best that we have to give them. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Children under 12 are $5. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ms. Peggy Sharp 632-2054 or Pat O’Connor 575-2568.