Lights of the Lakes Shows – April

Evergreen Retirement Community Entrance

Evergreen Retirement Community Entrance

4/15 – Evergreen Retirement Community (Oshkosh)

The third Lights of the Lakes show of 2019 took me back to Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh, WI. This show was a reprise of a January 2018 program at the same facility.

This year, the program was presented in a different room. We used their one-year-old Worship and Performing Arts Center, which is one of the finest rooms I’ve ever presented in. The over-20-foot (diagonal) screen was one of my largest ever. A big screen really enhances the audience experience!

Evergreen Worship & Performing Arts Center

Evergreen Worship & Performing Arts Center

This wonderful facility featured state-of-the art technology, including floor-mounted cable inputs, a great projector, computerized controls, and a wireless microphone.

Cable Inputs

Cable Inputs

Projector

Projector

Control Panel

Control Panel


Around 45 seniors enjoyed today’s presentation of Lights of the Lakes.

Evergreen Retirement Community Audience

Evergreen Retirement Community Audience


 

4/27 – West Allis Public Library

Stop back for an update on the next Lights of the Lakes show on April 27th!

 

Lights of the Lakes in Markesan

Markesan Retirement Home Entrance

Markesan Retirement Home Entrance

Welcome to Markesan - Banner on Building in Town

Welcome to Markesan – Banner on Building in Town

A sunny early-spring day took me to the small farm town of Markesan, Wisconsin for my third Lights of the Lakes show of the year. Markesan is a small town in the heart of dairy farming territory west of Waupun. The venue was the Markesan Resident Home, a senior community. About 40 residents and guests from the community enjoyed the show.

Markesan Resident Home Sign

Markesan Resident Home Sign

 

Lights of the Lakes Shows – January

1/19 – Historic Allouez Society (Allouez)

Roadside Promotional Sign

Roadside Promotional Sign

Above is the roadside sign which promoted the first Lights of the Lakes show of 2019. I’ll forgive them for leaving a letter out of the word lighthouse on the sign. It looks like they were unable to fit all the letters into the available space.

The show was presented to a small but hardy group at a meeting of the Historic Allouez Society. This is a historical society in Allouez, WI, which is near Green Bay.

Allouez Community Center Signs

Allouez Community Center Signs

Allouez Community Center Entrance

Allouez Community Center Entrance

About 20 society members and lighthouse enthusiasts turned out to see the show.

Allouez Community Center Audience

Allouez Community Center Audience

After the show, one of the attendees wrote,

I would like to thank you for your great presentation on Saturday. The Historic Allouez Society is small but always eager to broaden  our view  of the world. Your pictures were excellent.


1/25 – Samaritan Health Center (West Bend)

The second Lights of the Lake program in January was held at Samaritan Health Center, a large senior residence in West Bend, WI. This was my second show at this senior community. The last was in 2013.

Samaritan Health Center Entrance

Samaritan Health Center Entrance

Samaritan Health Center Sign

Samaritan Health Center Sign

About 35 seniors enjoyed today’s presentation of Lights of the Lakes.

Samaritan Health Center Audience

Samaritan Health Center Audience

Lights of the Lakes in Baraboo

Oak Park Place Baraboo Entrance

Today’s travel took me to Baraboo, WI to present Lights of the Lakes at Oak Park Place, a large senior community. This was the first show I’ve ever done in this part of the state, and the audience loved it. A highlight for me was meeting a friend I haven’t seen in about twenty years, Keri Olson. She came up to me after the show and recalled a time long ago when we worked together on the Great Circus Parade. In a subsequent facebook post, Keri said:

Oak Park Place Baraboo EntranceThat’s my business card laying on top of the tri-fold brochure Oak Park Place sent out to publicize the show. They also produced the large poster shown below. This publicity drew many non-residents, who visited Oak Park Place for the first time.

Keri Olson's Facebook Post

Keri Olson’s Facebook Post

Lights of the Lakes at Oak Park Place Baraboo Poster

Lights of the Lakes at Oak Park Place Baraboo Poster

As usual, I photographed the sign out near the entrance to the Oak Park Place campus:

Oak Park Place Baraboo Sign

Oak Park Place Baraboo Sign

And here’s a shot of the audience watching Lights of the Lakes.

And here’s a shot of the audience watching Lights of the Lakes.