Dueling pianos put the ‘fun’ in fundraiser

A sold-out crowd of about 150 in Dodsland helped raise funds for a new playground at the Lions Community Park

The Dueling Pianos show out of Edmonton featuring pianists Shane Young and Jenesse Graling performs on Nov. 17 at the Dodsland Lions Hall for a crowd of about 150 people.

Kenneth Brown
of The Crossroads

The well-known Dueling Pianos pianists used their talents in Dodsland to help raise money for an important community project.

A sold-out crowd of about 150 people enjoyed the Dueling Pianos show on Nov. 17 at the Dodsland Lions Hall. The show was presented by the Dodsland Lions Club and all proceeds from the event will support a playground project to replace equipment at the Lions Community Park.

Lions Club members and other volunteers helped to prepare the roast beef supper and work the bar for the event. The playground equipment at the park has been in place since the 1960s and the community is working to replace it with a new jungle gym, swing set, slide and new sand, among other landscaping upgrades.

Ryan Neumeier, the club’s president, served as master of ceremonies for the event. The first order of business was to auction off the VIP table on the stage at the hall. Shane Kruesel, a club member and past president, helped with the auction.

For more on this story, please see the Nov. 24 print edition of The Cross Roads.

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