Several members of the Cope Board of Directors and Cope employees greeted concert goers at the Flickinger Theater for the Performing Arts for the Flickinger Fundraiser Concert for COPE on Thursday evening, December 17, 2015. Entrance fee was by donation only and over $1100.00 was raised for COPE here in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
COPE is the Center of Protective Environment which deals with the problem of domestic violence and maintains an emergency shelter for these abused people. They also provide Crisis Intervention, Legal and Medical Advocacy, Counseling and Support Groups, Children's Programs, Community Education - Informal and Referral, Emergency clothing and Household Items.
COPE maintains a 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 575-437-273 Alamogordo and 866-350-2673 in Ruidoso.
They are always in need of volunteers and to find out more, call 575-434-3622 in Alamogordo.
The concert was lovely and fun. Titled "A New Mexico Musical Christmas", it included The House Band directed by Ron Keller, Holiday Trio made up of Lynnette Wedig, Rob Hicks and Donnie Burk, Alamogordo Show Choir directed by Carol Widener and Slippery Jack Holiday Blues and Rock.
|Concert beginning with Alamogordo scenes and COPE info on screen in background|
|Lynnette Wedig playing masterfully at the keyboard|
|Do not know the young man on drums, but he was quite good|
|One of the many singers|
|L to R: I believe this is Lynnette, Rob and Donnie|
|An excellent duo|
|This gentleman has a beautiful voice|
|The girl on the left is with Slippery Jack|
|Choir Director Carol Widener|
|The Alamogordo High School Show Choir|
|They were singing this song to each other but why so far apart?|
|A good effort by these two young ladies|
|This young lady has a lovely voice|
|Another pair singing to each other far apart|
|The young lady is Katie and she has a big voice|
|Katie, singing "Amazing Grace" dedicated to her mother|
|The whole ensemble choir finishing their part of the program|
|Ron Keller saying a few words before Slippery Jack comes on|
|The Slippery Jack group|
|Slippery Jack, the man|
|Slippery Jack songstress singing the closing song|
Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photographer for the lovely photos.
This is all I have to say for now.