Music, fun highlight officer benefit
Larissa Flint, the Twin Ports "Idol" winner, will be one of the entertainers appearing at the Lake Nebagamon event being held in support of police officer Jesse Beasley, who was injured by a hit and run driver. Food, fun and entertainment are sch...
Larissa Flint, the Twin Ports "Idol" winner, will be one of the entertainers appearing at the Lake Nebagamon event being held in support of police officer Jesse Beasley, who was injured by a hit and run driver. Food, fun and entertainment are scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the historic Lake Nebagamon Auditorium, 11596 E. Waterfront Drive.
Beasley, a former member of the Duluth/Superior Shoremen, was on duty when he was hit by an automobile traveling without any headlights. He is expected to be recuperating for several months.
Tickets for the event in his honor are $10 and include food and entertainment. Chinese and silent auctions are also planned for the afternoon. Tickets may be purchased at the village office in the auditorium or by calling Kay Coletta, (715) 374-2283, any day after 11 a.m.
Magician Jacob Roeber of Superior will also be appearing at the event. Roeber, whose prestidigitation has amazed area audiences, has a magic show that appeals to young and old alike. At the young age of only 14, he displays a professional talent far beyond his years.
Flint won the Twin Ports "Idol" contest when she was just 15. She is now a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, working toward a bachelor of music degree in performance-voice concentration. She earned her stage experience by appearing in musicals every year while she was a student at Northwestern High School. After graduating from high school, she appeared in the Duluth Playhouse production of "Cats," which to date is the highest grossing production ever presented by the Playhouse.
She will be appearing as Maria in the Port-Town Part Time Players production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music." Performances start Sept. 5 and run through Sept. 14. She appears regularly with the variety band "Phoenix Rising," with four other talented members from the Twin Ports area.