Smokey Express presents 25th and final Christmas show
By Cassie Lennox
As Portage County residents know, the holiday season has been said to officially kick off with the historic Smokey Express Christmas Show in Amherst. This year will celebrate 25 years, but also will mark the final curtain for this central Wisconsin tradition.
Showtimes this year are 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2; 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4;and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5; all at the Lettie Jensen Center in Amherst.
Each year, the theme for the show changes, and this year’s theme will be “Gather as One,” an appropriate title for a show that has brought families and community members together to celebrate the season year after year.
“What inspires me is the support that we get from the community, the choir and our own children, who want to do this every year,” said Smokey Express’ Janet Glodowski. “The main purpose of the show is to bring a special group of people together, meaning the Smokey Express and all the show choir and others involved in the show, and share the reason for the season and the love of music with family and friends throughout the community.”
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