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There's lots to do in Great Bend
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Dear Editor,
The growth of things to see and do in Great Bend and the surrounding areas has been dramatic.
It is truly a pleasure to share with out-of-town friends and family the many additions that have taken, and are in the process of taking, place.
Among things immediately coming to mind are: the Wetlands and displays at Brit Spaugh Park, our many historical murals, the Quilt Walk, Shafer Art Gallery, the Dorothy Moses Morrison Memorial Chapel Windows, Jack Kilby Plaza, the Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlands Education Center, and the soon-to-be completed metal sculpture at Highways 96 and 56, inspired and initiated by the late “Jiggs” Schulz.
Another source of pride is the community’s commitment to the performing arts. For example, Great Bend and surrounding county residents have been able to experience Broadway-type and quality shows for 70-plus years just by being a member of the Golden Belt Community Concert Association.
There are eight great shows to see this upcoming season for a membership fee of only $45 ($5.63 per show).
Last year in New York, a group rate was $115 per show and an individual rate would be at least $20 more for similar type performances.
In fact, at least two of the upcoming shows were nationally rated at the very top of their performance category. To mention a few shows: Guy Penrod of the Gaither Vocal Band; Jim Curry singing John Denver’s songs; American Tenors; Spanish Brass; a string quartet playing classical to rock; five comedy singers; plus several more.
For the last two years every seat has been sold by April 15. Don’t miss out on one of the true treats of our area! Concert membership renewals are currently taking place, with limited availability for new patrons. 
Take advantage of the opportunity and give yourself and others a most worthwhile gift/reward.
Marilyn Kopke,
Great Bend