Ticket sales began this week for the Nevada Variety Show Reunion, which will happen on the Sunday of Lincoln Highway Days Weekend, Aug. 25, at The Talent Factory (former Camelot Theatre). The tickets can be purchased only at the Nevada Journal office on Sixth Street until the day of the show. At that time, any tickets left will be sold at The Talent Factory ticket booth.

Our hours at the Nevada Journal are 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m.-noon on Fridays.

For those who don’t remember, we have reserved seating on the main level of the theater – you can look at the chart in our office and pick from the seats that have not yet been taken. In the balcony, it’s just general admission – you select your seats on a first come, first served basis the day of the show, but you can buy those tickets ahead as well.

Tickets for our reunion show are $6 each.

We have been busy planning the show, which is going to feature lots of material from our previous ‘70s show and Hee Haw show, as well as a few other favorites from performers you loved through the six years that our show was held on a regular basis.

I’m excited to see if we can pack the house that day! If you came to our shows in the past, you won’t want to miss this one. And if you’ve never been to one of these variety shows, get your ticket soon, because it’s a really fun time!

Great facilities

I’ve written about this before, but I must say it again – our SCORE park is one of the nicest ball-playing facilities in the state!

I walked my dog around SCORE on Sunday and visited a few minutes with some of the folks attending a girls’ softball tournament. One man, from Cedar Rapids, told me he loved our park. Great parking, great restroom and concessions, great fields … and a great pool nearby. He said they had stayed in Marshalltown during the tournament, indicating to me that motels in this area were full.

It’s true that we have first-class facilities here and are hosting more and more tournaments. As I look at the three lots for sale across from SCORE, I think about all the businesses that could take advntage of the location, especially during ball-playing and swimming time. I have to think that Fareway, the Dollar General and McDonalds are seeing some great benefits from being located near that park. It will be fun to see who else comes to that area of town.

The city and its Parks and Recreation Department deserve credit for doing a stellar job of maintaining the SCORE park and making it a showcase facility.

(Marlys Barker is editor of the Nevada Journal.)