Sunday, December 27, 2015

Some Holiday Events Around Alamogordo New Mexico Part II

December 17, 2015

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
The concert was great and gave opportunities for Alamogordo students to display their talents. We are most grateful to the Flickinger for hosting this charitable event for COPE as they have for several years now. This is a prime example of the community working together for a good cause.

Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photographer for the lovely photos.

This is all I have to say for now.

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