The Traverse City Rotary Club celebrated 75 years this past weekend with a show that covered all things northern Michigan, including 8th Street, tall buildings, elementary school sales, and everything in between.
Emcee’d by local magician Ben Whiting, the event included performances by Miriam Pico, Ramona Pleva, John and Sandie Stout, Connor Miller, the Rotary Chorus and more.
Stone Petoskey (Chris Wendel) and Maria Benzonia (Sherry Taylor-Galbraith) presented “The News at 9ish,” while Vern Gauthier, Art Hoffman and Al Zelinski performed as “The Flying Walnettos.”
The show also included the premiere of the brand new reality show “A Date With Fest-iny,” in which local festival organizers Deb Lake, Sam Porter, Christal Frost and others made the case for their festivals.
If you haven’t experienced the Traverse City Rotary Show, be sure to check it out next year. It’s part musical revue, part local political satire, and part just grownups acting silly.
And it’s a really worthy cause, raising money for “Good Works” in the Traverse City community. Grants go towards local organizations doing important things in arts and culture, basic human needs, education, the environment, health and safety, and recreation.
Learn more about Rotary of Traverse City on their website.
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Went a few times. A little too right-wing white man for me. Glad it was a successful event for them.