Sedalia is very familiar with the sounds of Ragtime Music. After all, we've had the Scott Joplin Festival every year and there are so many reminders of it all over town, you might actually see something about it every day. It gets easy to take it for granted. But then, all you need is a stirring performance... and your appreciation can get refreshed.
The Salvation Army of Sedalia is always busy working on helping people here in our area. They offer lots of dinners, but coming up on April 20 they have a free Easter dinner. Not only can you enjoy the food, but you can also volunteer with the meal itself.
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. Coming up this Saturday Feb. 16, you can help a local group with their Relay for Life efforts at the First Christian Church.
We've been talking with Matt LaCasse and the gang from the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri every week now for a while, reminding you about the upcoming Evening of Heart and Hope. I think it's an important way for us in Sedalia to give back to the ones in our community who need it: our kids.
There's an old proverb that tells us that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. While that adage might be old fashioned when it comes to modern, progressive romance, it's still true when it comes to raising money. Sedalia likes food, dadgummit, and we like to raise money for charities and good causes while we're eating it.
So here's a look at some fundraisers and charity events coming