Wisner to Hold Journey2Recovery Benefit

I want to let the NCMA and NMCA members know that August 23rd will be the date when the Journey2Recovery Benefit will be held in Wisner.  The purpose of the event is to raise funds to help people in Northeast Nebraska whose homes and businesses were seriously impacted by the tornadoes and storms that tore through the region in mid June.


What started out as being an auction to raise some funds grew into this event that will feature food and refreshments, live music, and an auction of 100 or more items.  I am attaching a list of auction items received to date.


The event will begin early that afternoon and go on until roughly 11:00 PM.  6 regional bands will perform before headliner Daryle Singletary takes the stage for the main event performance.  The bands include:  Cactus Flats, Jason Earl, Badd Combination, Belles & Whistles, skreTTa eTc, and the Punching Pumpkins.  Country and rock will be the main courses, along with burgers, hot dogs, cold drinks, and some great auction items.


Advance tickets at $15 each will go on sale on Friday, August 1st, through www.fuseweekly.com, or you can pick them up in person currently at the Ralston Arena or at Citizens State Bank and Pinnacle Bank in Wisner.  Tickets on the day of the event will be $20.  Children 12 and under will be admitted free.  The event will be held at Wisner River Park the week after the Thunder By the River tractor pull.


As our Facebook page says, this is where Nebraska Rebuilds Nebraska.  I hope that many of you can join us for some or all of the day on August 23rd.


Thank you for allowing me to share this with each of you.


Al Vacanti

City of Wisner

(308) 430-3904 – cell phone


Dinner for 8 with Governor Dave Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem at the Governor’s Mansion

2-night stay at Wisner Haus (Courtesy of Dave and Cindy Goeller)

Limited edition pencil sketches signed by George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush and artist Michael Reagan

Abby Jensen framed photograph

Amber Shane 20”x24” framed metal print

“Big Macs” – open edition print from Greg Garrett

“Prairie Rockets” – limited edition print from Greg Garrett

“The Great Escape” – limited edition print from Greg Garrett

Jason Jilg photograph

“Wheel of Fortune” package – Pat & Vanna signed photos, signed wedge, t-shirt & passes for 4 to taping

“Dennis the Menace” original illustration from Ron Ferdinand

“Miranda Lambert Platinum” CD autographed by Miranda Lambert

“Kansas” package – photo and “Dust In the Wind” commemorative book signed by band + cap & CD

Box of 14 Amber Shane photo greeting cards

“Memnoch the Devil” – signed by Anne Rice

“Interview With the Vampire” – signed by Anne Rice

“The Wolves of Midwinter” – signed by Anne Rice

“Your Heart Belongs to Me” – signed by Dean Koontz

Clayton Anderson (“Nebraska’s Astronaut”) – 2 signed photos

Gary Sinise autographed photo

Tim Allen autographed photo and “Last Man Standing” script

2 t-shirts & CDs from Billy McGuigan

Sports Items

Golf for 4 + carts at Dismal River Golf Club (good through October, 2015)

4 tickets, parking passes to Kansas Speedway in October

2 Club Level tickets – Nebraska vs. Illinois on September 27th – (Courtesy 1st National Bank)

2 tickets to September 12th Ameritas Challenge NU Volleyball game (Courtesy Ameritas)

2 tickets NU Basketball – Big 10 game t/b/d (Courtesy Ameritas)

4 tickets to Tri-City Storm USHL hockey game + 2 rooms at Microtel Kearney

Golf for 4 + carts at Omaha Country Club

Golf for 4 + carts at Indian Trails – Beemer

Bo Pelini autographed poster

Fishing trip for 1 to …

I day fish/hunt package to western Nebraska (Courtesy Andy Elder)

Eric Crouch signed “Go Big Red” wood plaque (Courtesy Bill Dunn)

“Hurry Hurry Omaha” t-shirt signed by Peyton Manning

Huskers Legends autographed football (40-50 signatures) (Courtesy Jerry Murtaugh)

Huskers football signed by Jeff Kinney & Jerry Tagge (Courtesy Al & Anne Vacanti)

Huskers mini-helmet signed by Jeff Kinney & Jerry Tagge (Courtesy Al & Anne Vacanti)

Jose Canseco autographed bat (Courtesy Sports For Kids Foundation)

Andre Dawson autographed baseball (Courtesy Sports For Kids Foundation)

Tony Perez autographed baseball (Courtesy Sports For Kids Foundation)

Warren Spahn autographed framed photo (Courtesy Al & Anne Vacanti)

Franco Harris autographed framed photo (Courtesy Al & Anne Vacanti)

Bob Feller autographed framed photo (Courtesy Al & Anne Vacanti)

Billy Williams autographed framed photo (Courtesy Al & Anne Vacanti)

Commemorative 1970 National Champions poster (Courtesy Jerry Murtaugh)

2 pair Adidas golf shoes (Courtesy Omaha Country Club)

TaylorMade driver (Courtesy Omaha Country Club)

Tony Oliva autographed Minnesota Twins legends photo

John Calipari autographed photo

“Getting a W in the Game of Life” – book signed by Dick Vitale

“Fabulous 50 Players and Moments in College Basketball” – signed by Dick Vitale

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