This weekend offers three entirely different events on different
nights. It all starts this Friday night at the Wassenberg Art Center
with the “Big Wassky.” What is the” Big Wassky” you may ask? Well, the
invitation says, “Swanky snacks, swell swill, games, surprises and
music. Tune into the new beat of Van Wert. Spiff up in your best flapper
attire and join the rest of the cool cats for one roaring shindig.”
hope you have had the opportunity to stop by the Wassenberg since its
move into the old armory building. A lot of work has gone into making it
a beautiful and functional facility for many versatile occasions. If
you are looking for a Valentine’s night out this Friday, consider “The
Big Wassky” at the Wassenberg Art Center.
By the way, have you
seen the machines grinding up all the old concrete from the buildings
adjacent to the art center? The gravel that has been created from the
concrete will be used as a sub base for the parking lot that will be
built this spring. Now that’s creative recycling!
Meanwhile at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center this Saturday
night, Bob Eubanks brings his game show, “The (Not So) Newlywed Game” to
town to share some laughs from the past and create new ones. Not only
will this show be a great time, but we have also spruced it up with many
exciting surprises throughout the night.
Bring your date, spouse
or just yourself and enjoy the many opportunities to win chocolates,
flowers, and even a chance to win $100,000! That’s right - one hundred
thousand dollars! Everyone attending will be given a ticket and some
lucky person will have their name drawn for the chance to play a game
with Bob Eubanks and win $100,000.
addition, some lucky couples will have the opportunity to join Bob
Eubanks, along with our celebrity guest couples, County Commissioner
Thad and Deb Lichtensteiger and City Safety Service Director Jay and Kim
Fleming, in our own “Not So Newlywed Game.” Great prizes and parting
gifts will be provided by Ace Hardware of Van Wert as well as Slusher’s
Jewelry and Collins Fine Foods.
Look to have a great evening of
fun at the Niswonger this Saturday. Be prepared to laugh and leave with
smiles on your face as you celebrate the Valentine’s Day weekend with us
at the PAC. Tickets can be obtained in advance or at the door.
on Sunday afternoon, I invite you to First United Methodist Church at 3
p.m. for the Eleventh Annual Young Artists Recital. For over a decade,
The Van Wert County Foundation has been highlighting the finest school
musicians in Van Wert County. They have all competed at the District
Ohio Music Educators Association Solo & Ensemble Contest. This
Sunday afternoon, we showcase the best from Van Wert and Lincolnview
High Schools. Vocal, instrumental, piano, solos and ensembles will
perform on the First U.M. stage for a home-town audience.
support these young talented students. They have worked very hard
preparing their musical pieces, received top ratings, and we now have
the chance to hear them perform here at home. I hope to see you then.
This is always one of the highlights for me throughout the year.
Supporting young musicians is very gratifying. Many have gone on to
professional music careers over the past decade we have been presenting
this recital. Who will be next? Come and see! FINE