BROKEN BOW—The “VOICE” of the Colorado Rockies baseball team is making his way to Custer County. On January 20, Jerry Schemmel will be speaking at the One Box Convention Center and sharing his survival story of a 1989 plane crash. Chosen to Live event organizers Bette Fauquet and Pam Holcomb are anxious to hear his story and hope for a strong turnout.
(Reservations due January 12, see below)
“Jerry Schemmel is our speaker for the evening. He is from Denver and he was involved in a United Airlines plane crash back in Sioux City, Iowa back in 1989. This has drastically changed the direction of his life. There were 112 people that were killed on that flight and obviously he’s one of those that was spared, so he will be sharing his story,” Fauquet said.
Don Schauda and R.P. Smith will also entertain during the event with their Sandhills brand of country music and cowboy poetry. The Chosen to Live event is sponsored by Friends of Custer County who have held similar events in the past and are hoping many more people will attend this year to hear Schemmel’s inspirational story.
“This is our third year of hosting an event. The two prior years have been very well attended,” Holcomb said.
KCNI/KBBN’s very own Brent Apperson will serve as emcee for the evening on January 20. A meal will be served and childcare is available with your reservation.
Saturday, January 20 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow
(2750 South 27th Avenue, Broken Bow, NE 68822)
Reservations are due by January 12 to reserve a seat and a meal. Tickets are $20. Checks can be made out to Beth Smith (44306 Road 786 Broken Bow, NE 68822). Call 308-872-6250 for more information.