Kiwanis play aficionados find their seats for roll call last year while waiting for tickets at the VFW Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. There is a silent auction for two tables-worth of tickets Feb. 1 at Craig Ford-Mercury, or tickets can be purchased for $15 each Feb. 8 at the VFW Post.

Photo by John Henry

Kiwanis play aficionados find their seats for roll call last year while waiting for tickets at the VFW Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. There is a silent auction for two tables-worth of tickets Feb. 1 at Craig Ford-Mercury, or tickets can be purchased for $15 each Feb. 8 at the VFW Post.

Tickets going on sale for Craig Kiwanis Club play March 7 and 8 at fairgrounds pavilion

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If you go

What: Craig Kiwanis Club play ticket auction

When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 1

Where: Craig Ford-Mercury, 801 W. Victory Way

Cost: Bidding starts at $180 for one of two 12-ticket packages

Call: 824-9441

What: Craig Kiwanis Club play ticket sale

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 8 (doors open at 5 p.m.)

Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 419 E. Victory Way

Cost: $15 per ticket

— For as long as Jeff Corriveau can remember, people have waited for Craig Kiwanis Club play tickets days in advance of them going on sale during blustery mid-winter weather.

This year, Corriveau, a 22-year Kiwanis club member, expects it to be no different.

The Craig Kiwanis Club play, an annual event more than 60 years old, is scheduled for March 7 and 8 at Moffat County Fairgrounds pavilion. But, like past years, the tickets go on sale a month in advance.

The play, which contains a series of skits, pokes fun at the past year's local people and events.

"We just kind of lampoon whoever we can get into the play," Corriveau said.

And no one is immune.

"We go after City Council, the (county) commissioners, schools and hospital (staff)," he said. "We get the opportunity to laugh at ourselves. It's all in good nature."

Club members perform the comedic acts for a purpose.

The play is the club's largest fundraiser, and its proceeds fund various Kiwanis activities, including those that benefit elderly and disabled individuals.

Ticket sales also fund the club's annual high school scholarships. The club intends to give away $8,000 in scholarships to Moffat County High School seniors this year.

If the play sells out, the club will collect about $12,000.

Residents still can choose to stand in line to purchase tickets for $15 each Feb. 8. But, this year, they also will have another option.

A silent auction Feb. 1 at Craig Ford-Mercury, 801 W. Victory Way, will allow residents to bid on two tables of tickets - one table for each night.

Bidding begins at 8 a.m., and the prices start at the regular price of $180 for one table, or 12 tickets. The highest bidders at 6 p.m. receive a table on the night of their choice.

"We're limiting it to two tables," said Corriveau, who is organizing the auction. "We don't want to get into the business of selling to the highest bidder."

Bridget Manley can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 207 or bmanley@craigdailypress.com

Comments

redneckgirl 6 years, 8 months ago

From the way the headline reads; I thought it meant the tickets go on sale March 7th & 8th at the pavillion.

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valleylocal 6 years, 8 months ago

The average newspaper is printed at an 8th grade reading level, so let me help you out... "Tickets are going on sale for the Craig Kiwanis Club play which is March 7th and 8th at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion".

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