Destinations Delight Patrons
Almost 300 people attended ACT II’s Destination: World's Fare Benefit on Saturday, April 9 to support the Omaha Community Playhouse. Guests enjoyed “traveling” to four exciting destinations within the Playhouse, each with its own décor, specialty cuisine and entertainment. This year’s destinations included: Las Vegas with Black Jack, roulette and craps, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens with carnival games, India where guests could get a henna tattoo and Austria where desserts were served with a side of Opera! Attendees also enjoyed “shopping for souvenirs” at the silent auction and a raffle. The event was organized by the Playhouse’s support group, ACT II and chaired by ACT II President Lisa Hagstrom and Lisa Jones. The event raised $36,000 to support the high-quality entertainment and educational opportunities provided by the Omaha Community Playhouse. Food was provided by Hap Abraham Catering with the Patron (High Roller) Party by Flemings. Sponsors of the event included: KGOR, Paragon Printing, Inc., Carter and Vernie Jones, Gale and Judy Wickersham, Dr. and Mrs. Rudy Kotula, SilverStone Group, Kiewit Building Group, Lutz Financial, KPMG and Dave & Candi Kirkwood, Omaha World-Herald, First National Bank, First Westroads Bank and Quality Brands of Omaha. Additional ACT II Travel Coordinators included: Jan Boyer, Pat Durrie, Meghan Gibbons, Tami Giitter, Vernie Jones, Suzanne Kotula, Beth Kramer, Susan Lively, Jenn Locke, Sheila McNeill, Jackie Quigley, Tricia Schmidt, Dorene Sherman, Jennifer Taylor, Sherry Taxman, Courtney Vacanti-Birnstihl and Deana Walocha.