Help plan the foolish fun by attending Follies kickoff meeting

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These local friends and neighbors enjoy being as ridiculous as they can be, together, in their annual performances at the Follies variety show fundraiser, all in the good name of charity. The Follies organizers are welcoming former performers and anyone new with a piqued interest to attend a kickoff planning meeting Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m., at Leisure Time. Follies proceeds benefit the Mississippi River Sculpture Park. (Photo by Randy Paske)

The hilarious and locally-acclaimed Follies variety show is returning from a one-year hiatus to tickle the ribs of Prairie du Chien area residents once again in January. To plan the foolish fun, a Follies kickoff meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m., at Leisure Time in Prairie du Chien. 

Any interested participants—veteran performers as well as new stars—are urged to attend the kickoff meeting to begin brainstorming acts, find out more information about how the show and rehearsals work and get an early start on laughable ideas that will make the Jan. 4 and 5, performances yet another success. The 2019 are expected to take the stage of the new Prairie du Chien High School theater, making the Follies opportunity all the more exciting.

Remember, the Follies are a fundraiser for the Mississippi River Sculpture Park in Prairie du Chien, which remains about $20,000 away from bringing its next bronzed sculpture, Aunt Marianne LaBuche, to the site on St. Feriole Island.

For more information or with questions about the kickoff meeting or the Follies, contact organizer Cindy Hertrampf at 326-4326 or

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