Friday, February 26, 2010

Up With People

Have you been fortunate enough to have Up With People visit your town? If not, it would be well worth your time to contact the organization and try to arrange a visit. Up With People is an international cast of young people who come to your town, roll up their sleeves and work on Community Impact projects, and then put on a terrific show, with the proceeds going to a local charity.

What could be better?

An advance team arranges for host families for all of the cast members, as well as making arrangements for publicity and taking care of all of the other details such as their school and public appearances, Community Impact projects and publicity. We are hosting four cast members in our home this week and are having a great time.

The shows in North Platte are Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the North Platte High School, 1220 W. 2nd St. Tickets are available at First National Bank (who is their sponsor - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!) main branch and Mall branch, and Westfield Pharmacy.

When the cast was in town two years ago, the beneficiary of the proceeds of their show was our new homeless shelter, so this time around the cast members are helping put the finishing touches on the shelter as their Community Impact project. The proceeds from the 2010 show will go to the North Platte Area Childrens Museum.

If you ever hear of this group coming to your town, make it a point to see their show. Not only will you get to experience great entertainment and cultures from around the world, you will be supporting a local charity.

And, this is a perfect example of some of the great things happening in North Platte. Even if there isn't a major festival or event going on, fun stuff can always be found. Check out the calendar here at www.visitnorthplatte.com.

Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on.

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