HOLSTEIN - The Rosemary Clausen Center in Holstein will produce two separate and unique events on Sunday, Jan. 29 beginning at 2 p.m.
The first event will be a talent review that will feature a wide variety of music and comedy. Featured group performers will include the Hostein German Band, Circle of Friends, and the Leuschen, Galvin and Kistenmacher families. Solo and duet numbers will feature Neil Bubke, Katie Pacza, Christiana Kjar, Katie Lorenzen Lessmeirer, Gretchen Kistenmacher and Kalli and Jonah Kistenmacher. There will also be some celebrity guest appearances from Hee Haw's Culhanes and from Julia Child, as channeled by the one and only Patty Beyer.
"This will be a great show that will spotlight some seriously outstanding talent," said Kathy Breyfogle, one of the show's coordinators. "Each of the performers has some current or past connection to Holstein, but some will be traveling several hundred miles to be with us."
Admission is just $5 per person. "Proceeds will go to the Galva-Holstein School District Foundation," explained Breyfogle, "but this is less about fund raising and more about offering stage opportunities for talented performers and showcasing the Rosemary Clausen center for those who may not have had a chance to experience it. We know that everyone who attends will have a great time, and if audience reaction is positive, we will try to do this again in the future."
Tickets will be available for purchase in advance at Holstein's banks, Stubbs Memorial Library, Vollmar Motors, Larson Insurance, and individual foundation board members. If still available, they will also be sold at the box office before the event. Call 712-368-4849 for information
The second event of the day will be the World's Greatest Chili Cookoff contest at the Holstein Country Club beginning at 5 p.m. The field of contestants is still coming together, but several weeks ahead of time, Doug Leonard, Vickie Heck and Bobbi Jo Clausen were already beginning to "stir the pot." At least two or three more cooks are expected to enter the fray.
Admission to this event is also $5 per person, and those attending will have opportunities to sample the chili offerings, vote for their favorites and take home a Rosemary Clausen Center souvenir mug, normally valued at $5. Tickets will be available at the door.
"This will be fun," said Breyfogle. "The competition will be fierce yet friendly, and what could be better than hot chili on a cold January Sunday?" A cash bar will also be available.