The North Bend Eagle


 

Youth use Old Settlers to raise funds for activities

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 6/12/13

The girls who make up the cheer and dance squads at North Bend Central are going to bring a different type of entertainment to town. On Old Settlers

Saturday the girls are sponsoring an “Arts in the Park” exhibition with vendors selling their homemade crafts and wares from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cheer and dance team sponsors, Sandy Vrana and Kim Krivolavek, have been working with the girls since April to get this organized.

Arts in the ParkNBC dance team members Sivana Witt and Brett Juhl world on posters for the Arts in the Park craft fair to be held on Old Settlers Saturday.

“We have over 50 vendors coming,” Vrana said. “They will be set up around the park on Saturday.”

Vrana said they have been getting vendors from Facebook, other craft shows and word of mouth. She said they think there will be a nice variety of items.

“We want everyone enjoy Old Settlers Days, that is the biggest thing,” Varana said. “We hope this will add to Old Settlers.”

Vrana and Krivolavek have been assisting the girls in raising money to help pay for camps, competitions as well as uniforms. Last year they did the Mother and Father days ads. This year it is the Arts in the Park.

Vendors will be selling a little bit of everything, including quilts, candles, metal work, home decor, denim, caricatures, face painting, and catalogue items. Vrana said that the vendors are about 75 percent homemade items with the rest selling catalogue products.

One person will be selling luminaries. Luminaries are purchased in memory of someone and they will be lit in the park before the fireworks Saturday evening, with proceeds benefiting Quietly United In Loss Together, a support group for families that have lost infants.

The girls are not doing this without a lot of support from their parents. Tanya Dohrman and Angie Klinzing are the mom representatives for the squads. The cheer parents are having a bake sale, and the dance moms are selling team shirts.

“I can’t say enough about the parents,” Vrana said. “They have been so supportive.”

Another addition to the day will be entertainment from local people. They will be performing throughout the day in the park. The Boy Scout concession stand will be providing food and drink.

“We hope it will be something that will be fun for all ages,” Vrana said.

The youth of St. Charles Catholic Church are holding their kickball tournament again to raise funds and fun for their fees to go to the National Catholic Youth Conference in November.

Carol Emanuel, 402-652-8489, is the contact person to sign up a team or get information on the tournament.

There are three age divisions: Elementary Division- K-6th grade (last grade completed). Each team must consist of students from three grade levels. At least three players must be younger than 3rd grade (last completed); the Young Bucks Division - Jr. High to 34 years old; and the Seasoned Division - 35 and older.

Fees are $5 per player for the Elementary Division and $10 per player for Young Bucks and Seasoned Divisions. A minimum of 10 players per team made up of five males and five females on the field at all times.

The Catholic youth group is also selling numbered ducks for $10 each as another fund raiser. There will be three winners to be drawn on Sunday after the parade in the park. First prize is a $100 gift certificate to Bob’s Custom Meat, LLC; second prize is a basket of salon products from A Little Off The Top; and third prize is 18 holes of golf donated by the North Bend Golf Course.

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