Fundraiser planned for Fairfield Volunteer Center
The acclaimed documentary, Say Amen, Somebody, one of Roger Ebert’s Great Movies, is being shown by the Fairfield Volunteer Center (FVC) at 7:00 pm on both Saturday, July 19th and Sunday, July 20th, in the newly renovated Phoenix Rising Hall, 207 West Burlington, Fairfield.
“We are excited for the opportunity to bring this heart-warming movie to Fairfield,” said Elaine Hughes, FVC’s executive director. “An intimate, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant story, Say Amen, Somebody will also have you clapping your hands and stomping your feet with its fabulous music.”
When the film came out in 1983, Roger Ebert gave it five stars and wrote: “Terrific, funny, unabashedly emotional ... one of the happiest movies in a long, long time ... The music is as exciting and uplifting as any music I’ve ever heard on film … a great experience.” To hear how the director, George T. Nierenberg was inspired to create this movie and how he came to know the people he filmed, be sure to tune into KRUU, 100.1FM this Wednesday 8:30 – 9:00 am and 6:30 – 7:00 pm to hear him being interviewed by Melinda Arndt on Around Town.
Tickets are $10 and are currently on sale at three locations -- the Fairfield Public Library; Iowa State Bank, 55 South 4th Street (ask for Becky Hanna); and at Mohan Delights, 101 West Broadway. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Net proceeds will go to further the work of the Fairfield Volunteer Center throughout our Greater Jefferson County community.
To reserve tickets by phone, please call 641-209-9045 and leave your name and phone number on the voicemail. Someone will return your call within 24 hours to take your reservations. Please be prepared to pay for reserved tickets by credit card. Advanced tickets guarantee you a seat in open seating – first come first served.
FVC greatly appreciates its sponsors, Ed Noyes, HyVee, Everybody’s, The Dollar Store, Airgas, Fairfield Parks and Recreation, and Maharishi University of Management, as well our volunteers, for their generous donations, discounts, loans of equipment, and time that are all helping to make this two-night event a great success.
The Fairfield Volunteer Center (FVC) serves as a catalyst for civic engagement by connecting volunteers with organizations and projects to promote the health and wellbeing of our Fairfield and Greater Jefferson County communities. FVC assists with recruiting volunteers for a broad range of programs and services and provides training, as well as on-site assistance, to further the development of volunteer programs.