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Concert to benefit school

Families welcome for music, ice cream, tours

LINCOLN (SNR) – Sacred Heart School in Lincoln will host a benefit concert Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 500 N. 31st St., Lincoln.

The concert will feature singer-songwriter and family entertainer Ken Lonnquist, who attended Sacred Heart School. His siblings John, Ladd, George, Tom, Kathy, Kris and Peg all attended Sacred Heart and Pius X High School between 1949 -1967 when the family moved to Mexico City.

Lonnquist wrote his first song at the age of 7, while a second-grader at Sacred Heart School. He took up the guitar at 12 and has performed professionally since his college days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also won a national audition and traveled widely as “The Minstrel for the Environment,” writing and performing for K-12 students about environmental concerns. A series of acclaimed recordings for adults and children followed. He is also a composer for Children’s Theater of Madison (CTM), where 15 productions of his full-scale musicals have been presented by CTM and other theater companies. 

Tickets to attend the Aug. 20 concert cost $10 per adult and $5 per child; those under 5 enter free.

Advance sale tickets will be held for pick-up at the door one hour before the show. They are available online at www.kenland.com. With questions, please contact Janet Beckman at the Sacred Heart rectory, 402-476-2610.

Non-perishable food items will also be accepted for the benefit of the St. Francis Food Pantry. 

An ice cream social and school tours follow the 60-minute concert. Proceeds from the concert and ice cream social will go toward the Endowment Fund for Sacred Heart School. This fund is one of the many ways Sacred Heart Parish is actively working to help make the school financially sustainable.

Sacred Heart School, which opened in 1928, serves more than 160 students in grades K-8.

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