Saturday September 3, 2022

Come Support Our Efforts to Restore the Opera House! We've got a big afternoon/evening planned and we'd love to have you join us. All activities will be held at the What Cheer Fairgrounds.

Timeline of Events:

4:30 PM - Beer Belly Barbeque - Thomas Hall

4:30 PM - Silent Auction Begins - Floral Hall

6:30 PM - Van Harden

7:00 PM - Standing Hampton - Horse Shoe Pavillion

8:00 PM - Live Auction- Scroll to the bottom of this page to see some highlighted items.

9:00 PM (or after live auction) - Standing Hampton will take the stage again and finish out our night.

Beer Belly Barbeque

Mike Hoover is bringing his catering business that specializes in barbeque to our fundraiser! Plan on joining us for a bbq pork sandwich, loaded potatoes, a green bean casserole, and dessert at Thomas Hall. Your meal ticket will also give you access to all activities including Van Harden, Standing Hampton, and both our live and silent auctions. We will begin serving food at 4:30 PM.

Van Harden

Over the years Van has earned his reputation as a well-known broadcaster and great speaker. Known for his time at WHO, he continues to share his passion for radio and love for Iowa by speaking or broadcasting at local events. He's often asked to speak about radio, faith, his inventions, his books, his experiences with famous people and tells his funny and emotional stories. You can see Van at our fundraiser! He will begin at 6:30 PM.

Standing Hampton

Tony Benson, Nancy Benson, Devon Miller, Douglas Dixon, and Kevin Morgan are the members of Standing Hampton. They have been known to captivate an audience and pull them into the rock show experience. Standing Hampton has shared the stage with Cheap Trick, Rick Springfield, Night Ranger, Eddie Money, Warrant, Little River Band, Head East, April Wine, and Firehouse. Standing Hampton will begin at 7:00 PM.

Auction Items

Coming Soon! If you have an item you'd like to donate, please contact Judy Striegel. (641) 634-2696