Crime Commission Presentation!
On April 12th, the theatre group presented to the Crime Commission in Omaha. This is a large group of lawyers, police officers, and advocates from all over the state. The Crime Commission presentation is the most important presentation of the year. It is where half of Revolution’s funds come from. The performance was amazing, the only thing that went wrong was the sound system did not work. Good thing it was a small room with good acoustics! At the end of the performance I handed out more then twenty business cards for future presentations! It was also the last presentation for all the seniors including Claire Fuchser and Taylor Wiester. They ended their Revolution career on a great note! You guys will be missed!
The theatre group has just recently started to travel and do presentations for schools and youth groups. Our first performance was in Saint Edward. It is a small community high school about 30 minutes away. Revolution was nervous because it was the first time we presented this script in front of students our own age. I think that the performance went very well and we learned what we need to inprove on for the next presentation. Our next presentation was for two local youth groups, Saint Isidores and Trinity Luthern Church. We took our second group of theatre people to this presentation. The audience loved it and were very involved. I was very proud of Revolution. Our most recent presentation was for Spalding High School. There was around 100 students ranging from grades seventh through twelfth. This performance was definently our best so far. Revolution did eveything perfect and the students were focused and listened well. I think these first three presentations have gone amazingly great!!
Cookies and Caroling 2012!
Every year the Center for Survivors sells “Cookies and Caroling” from Revolution to help raise money at their annual fundraiser. This year Revolution caroled to four different families. First, we traveled to Kim and Jill Wolfe’s house. Revolution caroled to a large group of people they had over for a Christmas party. Next, we went to Matt and Darlene Asche’s home. Matt has a very serious illness and does not get out much. They said they really enjoyed the company and that we had amazing voices. Later, we made our to Chris and Erin Nahorny’s house. We thought it would be nice to show how much we appreciate everything they do for Revolution. Lastly, we went to Sam and Alyssa Hogeland’s home. The Hogelands buy “Cookies and Caroling” every year. Alyssa is on the board at the Center and is a very big supporter of Revolution. I think this year was one of the best Revolution Christmas parties ever! We brought joy to many people and we realized how blessed we really are. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Monroe Halloween Festival!
This year was the first year Revolution participated in this event. The festival was held in Monroe, at the elementary school gym. Kids got to go and play games and win fun prizes and candy. Revolution had the opportunity of painting all the little kids faces. We even got to experiment our facepainting skills on ourselves as well (see picture below)! I definently hope they ask us back next year. It was a very fun and rewarding experince.
Every year, the center hosts a Fall Festival at Schyler High School. This family event helps us bring awareness into the community, and it also serves as a promotional event. We hand out brochures of information explaining what the Center For Survivors is and telling our mission statement. Revolution provides a bunch of activities for all the kids to do including face painting, tatoos, coloring, musical chairs, bean-bag toss, and the favorite duck-duck-goose. This year was a huge success. We had over 280 people come through, half of them being kids. Personally, I think Fall Festival is the most fun activity Revolution participates in. I want to thank everyone who helped make it so successful.
This summer we helped with Sundaes in the Square. Sundaes in the Square is a community event, in which, The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Columbus puts on at Frankfort Square to help premote area agencies to the community. Revolution had a booth and we provided facepainting and gave out stuffed animals! We have been doing this the past few years and it’s always really fun for us and the kids!
Another activity we participated in the summer was Columbus Days. This year we got asked to play music and help run the foam dance, which happens down at Frankfort Square. We also walked in the parade and handed out candy. Its always fun getting to wear our Revolution shirts and show off who we are and how proud we are to be a group that does this.