Distinguished service award to be presented Friday night

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

McCOOK, Nebraska -- A special award for distinguished service will be presented Friday night at the historic Fox Theatre's first Krazy Night Extravaganza.

Dennis Berry, the Mayor of McCook, will present the award. "I'm not doing this as the Mayor of McCook. I'm doing it as a citizen of McCook who is a friend and admirer of the award recipient," Berry said.

The name of the award recipient will not be revealed until Friday night's Krazy Night Extravaganza. The award is the result of a conversation between friends about the many accomplishments of the person who will be honored.

The award will come in the midst of the Krazy Night program, which will begin at 8 p.m. with a selection of songs by the Prairie Statesmen Chorus.

The chorus, made up of members from Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas, has been performing together for four decades.

Following the chorus on stage will be Job, Peter and Chuck, a musical trio which has been voted North Platte's top band three years in a row. The talented group, which features the instumental and vocal artistry of Job Vigil, Peter Rogers and Chuck Salestrom, has delighted crowds throughout the region, including appearances at McCook's Bieroc Cafe.

Keeping the crowd and the performers on their toes will be the master and mistress of ceremonies, Cal Siegfried and Fabulous Fannie Roe. After years of appearing as solo acts, Cal and Fannie teamed up for the first time in February at the Fox Theatre's fourth annual Hometown Talent Showcase. All their antics are off the cuff. "We never rehearse," Cal admits. "As far as we're concerned, it's a lot more fun to be spontaneous."

People from throughout the Golden Plains are invited to come see for themselves. The cost of admission for the Krazy Night Extravaganza will be free will donations to the Fox Theatre renonvation projects. Gifts of any amount, large or small, are greatly appreciated.

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