Dinner, dancing and Dynamite Divas at Sedona Elk’s Club high-energy USO Cantina

Sedona’s Dynamite Divas Susannah Martin, Shondra Jepperson and Jeanie Carroll. (Courtesy photo)

Sedona’s Dynamite Divas Susannah Martin, Shondra Jepperson and Jeanie Carroll. (Courtesy photo)

Saturday, March 24, 5-8:30 p.m., come dine on prime rib or salmon with all the trimmings, enjoy the Dynamite Divas: Jeanie Carrol, Susannah Martin and Shondra Jepperson as they present their 1940’s show featuring the tunes of the Andrew Sisters, listen as Terrie Frankel shares a story or two about her days entertaining our troops for the USO, let your heart swell with patriotism as entertainment duo Tom & Shondra sing an original song by Terrie Frankel and Fred Shinn, titled Red, White and Blue.

Watch a lively demonstration of the Lindy Hop and additional swing dances of the era by Dana DeLuz then try out the steps yourself. Your contributions will support the 501 c (3) non-profit Friends of Jack Jamesen Memorial Sculpture Park’s latest sculpture, Athena’s Prayer by James N. Muir, which is a tribute to all women who have served in America’s Armed Forces and every woman who serves our great country in any capacity. The Bronze is life-sized and depicts a young woman in her Army uniform inspired by SSG, Tiffany Kravec-Kelly who authored the following poem:

Mission Dust

This long day is waning,

With many more to come,

Mission Dust lingers…

Like a powder-fine shadow

On boots, hands, face and Heart

For when we could not-

A tear may now be shed;

For the lonely joy and sadness,

Disappointments and pain…

For the pride and the Courage

To see it thru ... again.

The sculpture will be dedicated in the Jamesen Memorial Sculpture Park on Memorial Day along with other festivities. The park is located at the South West corner of SR 89A and Northview Road in West Sedona adjacent the Bank of America. Individuals and organizations who contribute a specific amount will have their names engraved on a plaque beside the sculpture as Friends of Jack Jamesen Memorial Sculpture Park. Information is available on the website: JamesenMemorialPark.org.

The high-energy USO Cantina style evening will be held at the Elk’s Club in Sedona, 110 Airport Road. Tickets available at Sefton Engineering, 20 Stutz Bearcat Drive in West Sedona. 928-202-3999 or online at JamesenMemorialPark.org under the Event tab for more information call: Cynthia at 928-830-9933.

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