Nevada City Elks Lodge hosts first Benefit Variety Show Feb. 20 |

Nevada City Elks Lodge hosts first Benefit Variety Show Feb. 20

Tickets are available for the first-ever Benefit Variety Show run by Nevada City Elks Lodge 518.

The event will take place 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Elks Lodge, 518 Hwy 49, Nevada City.

The show, which is open to the community, will benefit the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project.

“This show presents the Nevada County community with an opportunity to enjoy a great evening of local talent and, at the same time, fund a project aimed at getting needed therapy to kids with disabilities at no charge,” said Bob Sak, co-producer. “Our evening of entertainment includes singers, barbershop quartets, bands, impersonators and a magician.

“These wonderful, talented people are donating their time to provide an event for all ages,” Sak said.

Sak said the beneficiary, the “Purple Pig Project,” had humble beginnings in Eureka in 1950.

From just one mobile therapy unit, the Major Project has grown to include a $5 million dollar budget that fully funds 34 professional staff, Said said.

“The staff includes pre-school vision screeners, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech language therapists.

All of the therapists provide in-home services and travel all over California and Hawaii.

College scholarships for students with disabilities and providing direct medical care for eligible children with vision deficiencies are also part of the project, he said.

For tickets ($25 per person adults; $15 children 12 and under) or information, contact the lodge at 530-265-4920.

Leave a call back number if no answers, and someone will get back to you, a press release states.

Or contact Bob Callan, Leading Knight, at 530-615-1687 for additional ticket assistance.

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