Some great updates are in this week from the Salvation Army of Douglas County! All families in the Adopt-A-Family program have been adopted, meaning more than 100 families in the Lawrence area will have a full Christmas with gifts and necessities.
Plus, an update on a very busy weekend at the red kettles across Lawrence...
Talking with Steve Fendt of Theatre Lawrence as their holiday show, Beauty and the Beast, continues through the next two weekends. Also, a preview of the first productions of 2018.
Checking in with Salvation Army of Douglas County to get the latest numbers on volunteers, donations, and families adopted. Jim Evers and a fresh-faced Lt. Andy Wheeler join me to talk about the Christmas crunch time--some numbers are close to goals, while others are not. Plus, a close shave on a very impressive fundraising challenge from a group of Lawrence children...
It's Opening Night for the Theatre Lawrence holiday show! This year, it's Beauty and the Beast. Today Eric and Jeremy talk with performer Alan Martin, who portrays Gaston in this production.
Checking in with Jim Evers and Lt. Andy Wheeler of the Salvation Army of Douglas County! It's a new week and they have new numbers for their Christmas campaign. Some big progress in the Adopt-a-Family program, and volunteers still needed for bell-ringing and the coat distribution.
A conversation with Beth Llewellyn and Jennifer Stucker from Health Care Access, as they prepare the 13th Annual Holiday Homes Tour. We talk about this year's home selections in Lawrence, and the many ways to support HCA and their work to provide medical care to the uninsured.
Talking with Jane Pennington, Costume Designer for Theatre Lawrence. She is the recent recipient of the Phoenix Award from the City of Lawrence, recognizing people for their impact and contributions to the arts in our community.
Jane talks about the award and her career, and her work in the upcoming holiday season show at Theatre Lawrence, Beauty and the Beast.
A conversation with Michelle Heller, SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator for K-State Research and Extension Douglas County, about a pilot program using corner stores and convenience stores to create more access to healthy food options in neighborhoods across Lawrence.
Checking in with Jim Evers and Lt. Andy Wheeler of the Salvation Army of Douglas County to see where volunteers are needed for their many Christmas programs. The bells will soon be ringing next to red kettles, but there are many ways to help--including the Thanksgiving Food Box program.
Also, Lt. Wheeler shares a powerful life story that all began with the Adopt-A-Family program. Wow!
For runners seeking a November 5K, we've got you covered! A conversation with Robbie Giffin and David Dunn about the upcoming TJ5K, now in its 5th year raising support for Tiny-K in Douglas County!
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