We would like to invite everyone to our Christmas Extravaganza show. The show is being held in the cafeteria of the Colo High School at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2. Admission will be $5 per person and all proceeds are going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

This year’s Christmas show is filled with some extremely talented people, several from Colo, including Dorothy Cerka, Amy Edel, Elizabeth Rozyck and John Henry. Two of our teachers from Colo/NESCO will be performing and the glue that will hold this show together is our Master of Ceremonies Ellen Woods.

Sandy Clark of Nevada will be singing songs of the season and Center Stage Dance Studio, also from Nevada, will be performing several dances. Michelle Bell out of Ames will get your toes to tapping with her magnificent violin performance and Melanie Angell will be singing, “Mary, Did You Know.”

Another way we are trying to raise money for diabetes is through our silent auction. Many items have been donated, such as a stained glass window hanging, handmade quilts, wooden jewelry box and even a basket full of Colo/NESCO items.

All of these items are on display at the Colo Library for bidding and they will be transferred to the school the night of the show, with all bidding ending after intermission. If you haven’t had time to stop in at the library, we will open the doors to the school at 6:30 p.m., giving everyone time to pick out something that would make a great Christmas gift.

If you can’t make it to our show and want to make a cash donation, you can write a check to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and drop your donation off during open hours at the Colo Library or Colo Telephone office.

We will also have the Angel Tree at the show for you to choose a local family or child who is in need for this Christmas holiday.

The Christmas season is upon us and the best gift a person with diabetes could ever receive is a cure. So let’s come together as a community on Dec. 2 and raise money for this important cause.