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GRSF is the gift that gives (07/21/2014)
by GRSFís Lee Gundersheimer and Doug Scholz-Carlson

Doug: Why are you so out of breath, Lee?

Lee: Iím finishing our 5k Will Run hopefully some time today.

Doug: Good. I just finished, and Iím headed over to the company conversation at Acoustic Cafe.

Lee: But donít you have a show today?

Doug: Yes, and then an AfterWill party tonight with some of our patrons.

Lee: But itís Sunday. And youíve got me running, on my day of rest, and look, Iím running far....

Doug: All in a dayís work at GRSF. Part of a healthy community is exercise and entertainment.

Lee: And coming up we have even more events donít we? Iíve got some time while I finish this run. Trust me, I may have a lot of time. Tell me about the upcoming events.

Doug: Besides the final two weeks to see the plays that the critics and audiences are loving, we have our Calithump fundraising raucous variety show, our Sonnet Contest awards ceremony, Peter Saccio talking about Hamlet, our final all day Concert on the Green with the Live @the Levee folks and closing weekend ceremonies.

Lee: No wonder Iím out of breath. Thatís a lot of things to do... I should probably try and finish this race so I can head on over to them all.

Doug: Thatís right. Itís a whirlwind of nonstop Shakespeare events.

Lee: Tell me about Calithump?

Doug: Itís Tuesday, July 29, and it is our fourth annual Thump. It is a fun evening of company members doing all sorts of crazy and wonderful theatrical acts, sponsored by our good friends at Winona National Bank.

Lee: And I hear it sells out and tickets are hard to come by, so folks should get them today.

Doug: Thatís right. There are only a limited number still to sell, so donít miss this one.

Lee: And the Live @the Levee GRSF Concert on the Green. Tell me about that one.

Doug: Starting at noon on Saturday, August 2, and going until 11 p.m. at Levee Park, GRSF is teaming up with the Live @the Levee for an all day celebration of the closing of Season 11.

Lee: I hear the headliner is a rock and roll accordion band from San Francisco.

Doug: Thatís right. They are called Those Darn Accordions and they played to 1,500 people on the Levee the last time they played Winona.

Lee: And there are six other acts including the Bus Boys and The Tom Hipps Trio.

Doug: And we will be announcing the winners of many of our auctions and drawings at that event as well, so hurry on out and sign up for our drawings. It will be your last chance to win a week at a private resort in Mexico or a priceless Vicuna sweater from our good friends at St. Croix.

Lee: I am more interested in the Bloedowís donuts for a year.

Doug: No wonder you are so out of breath.

Lee: No, someone is going to win that in our drawing.

Doug: I know. I know. Thanks to all who came out to our first annual Will Run and made it a success today.

Lee: And Iíll see you on the other side of the finish line, hopefully by sundown today.



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