The North Bend Eagle


Fools Fest is expanding

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 3/13/13

Birchwood Manor is planning its 11th annual April Fool’s Fest a little differently this year. The event will be held April 5 and will start at 5:30 p.m. But this year it will go until 11:30 p.m. and feature the band Cowboy Up headlining the music.

The food will remain the same with the usual delicacies offered, but hot sliced ham will be on the menu instead of the sloppy joes and hot dogs. There will be a $10 charge for the food and band. Food will be served until 8:30 and there will be a cover charge for those coming after that to dance to Cowboy Up.

The Kolache Queen contest will again be featured with contestants invited to enter their kolaches between 3:30 and 5 p.m.

The beneficiary of this year’s program is the show choir within the performing arts program of North Bend Central, led by Kim Krivolavek. There is a need for 18 to 24 student outfits including shoes, costing between $85 and $100 per student.

Having performance attire will not only allow competition in contests, but it would improve student interest in participating. Often show choirs gather the input of a choreographer as they establish their songs selection and performance program. Funds may also assist in this area if the April Fools’ Fest is successful.

Show choir offers a new way to view and enjoy music with the movement and energy that comes with the performance. Members of the community respond well to their performances, Krivolavek said, and they encourage students who enjoy dance, drama, and vocal music to become involved.

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