MASON CITY – A trivia contest, a king’s cake with prizes, and music by Little Bluestem will highlight the Winter Carnival fundraiser for Stebens Children’s Theatre.
The Mardi Gras-like event will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Muse Norris Conference Center at North Iowa Area Community College.
“It’ll be a colorful evening with tasty refreshments and prizes for everyone,” said Mara Ouverson, leader of the event planning team and a member of the theater’s board of directors.
There will be wine- and beer-tasting, appetizers, a tiered king’s cake and live and silent auctions.
The Winter Carnival is the major fundraiser for Stebens. Special theme parties and other unique experiences will be auctioned by Frank Fox. Other auction items will include gift baskets put together by each group of students taking theater classes at Stebens, gift certificates to area restaurants, and many other items donated by local businesses and patrons.
“It will be another fun, entertaining evening, with great auction deals and happy people,” said Stebens Children’s Theatre Executive Director Tom Ballmer.
The trivia contest will begin at 7 p.m. Beverages and appetizers are complimentary for those attending the event.
Tickets for the Winter Carnival are now available and teams are being accepted for the trivia contest. Tickets cost $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets for an entire trivia team of 10 can be purchased for $100.
Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward production expenses, royalty fees, workshop expenses and for student scholarships. About one fourth of the students enrolled in classes at Stebens receive scholarships based on financial need.
Stebens Children’s Theatre, established in 1984, is a nonprofit organization that teaches children all aspects of theater and puts on eight productions a year, providing entertainment to about 14,000 people.
For more information, to donate an item for the auction or to reserve a team table, contact Stebens Children’s Theatre at 424-9802 or at email@example.com.