Readers’ Views

Join in the experience

To the Editor:

As the executive director of Red Rock Center for the Arts, I am very proud of the quality of entertainment we bring to the community at a very affordable price. It is our goal to reach beyond our four historic walls and bring opportunities out into the community as well.

On Thursday, our next concert series performers, Julie & Carli Kennedy, will arrive in Fairmont to offer a variety of opportunities. Carli and Julie Kennedy are twin sisters and call themselves Twin Kennedy, a fun high-energy classical to country duo from British Columbia.

At 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Red Rock Center, these two sisters will lead a free community workshop focusing on performance skills. Having crisscrossed the continent multiple times a year, these two know better than anyone that stage presence is everything. Come learn how to prepare to be the best you can be regardless of your reason for taking the stage. All ages, genres and instruments welcome. Their easygoing, fun personalities with make this an inspiring workshop for everyone who performs.

Their journey will continue Friday morning with a visit to St. Paul Lutheran School in Fairmont, where they will present a school-based performance for several area parochial schools.

Their journey ends with a family-friendly concert at 7 p.m. at Red Rock Center. Advance tickets are available at Hy-Vee in Fairmont or at the door the night of the concert.

Embrace the opportunity and join us for this fun, family-friendly experience.

Sonja Fortune,

executive director

Red Rock Center for the Arts


Fantastic support

To the Editor:

Wow … what a fantastic turnout and support we had for our sixth annual Coaches vs. Cancer event.

A huge thank you to our basketball players, coaches, their families, the Fairmont community, our local businesses and many others who helped us with this event.

We had 55 businesses and families donate raffle items, 187 basketballs purchased, collected $641.41 from halftime, made $210 from the auction team basketballs, $280 for the Pick the End Score game, totaling $4,334. These proceeds will be given to Martin County Relay for Life, the Lutz Cancer Center, and gift cards to patients at the Lutz Cancer Center.

This community is truly blessed to have so many compassionate and caring individuals, young and old, along with many very generous local businesses, that truly care about making a difference in the lives of way too many families dealing with this dreadful disease of cancer.

May God continue to bless all of you and your families that are dealing with the effects of cancer. Thank you.

Kelly Quiring and Deb Heinrich

Coaches vs. Cancer committee