Former Husker Cheerleader to Speak at Arcadia Banquet April 17

ARCADIA–Kim Penny, former Athlete of the Year from Kansas and former Husker Cheerleader will be the featured speaker at the 35th Annual Family Banquet in Arcadia, sponsored by the Arcadia United Methodist men. It will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Arcadia School Gym.

Advanced tickets are required. Students through seniors in high school will be admitted free but must have advanced tickets also. Tickets may be obtained from any of the Arcadia United Methodist Men or by calling Rolen Sell at 308-202-0136. Adult tickets are $11.00.

Kim Penny had childlike faith. She loved God, believed in him, and was happy to live in his abundance – a great family, Christian community, loving husband who was a former Husker football player, and brand-new adventurous life in Colorado. Things changed, though, when she barely survived a snow-tubing accident in the San Juan Mountains. God had no longer just given her life; he had saved it. Grateful for a second chance and headed for healing, Kim set out on a journey toward recovery. She had no idea how long that journey would be.

Now, seventeen years later and only recently fully healed, Kim reflects on God’s faithfulness and provision. Detailing surgeries, setbacks, and unexpected miracles, she celebrates how God has shaped, strengthened, and refined her amidst pain and disappointment. She reminds readers that God never promised us an easy life, but he has promised to overcome all that holds us back. As we trust in God’s power, grace, and ability, we discover His desire to heal all that is broken and draw us ever closer to Him. Kim is currently the Managing Broker of the Durango, Colorado Sotheby’s International Realty Office.

If you wish to be inspired, motivated, and learn more about how to deal with life’s adversities, you won’t want to miss Kim Penny’s presentation.

Special music will be provided by Joanie Kohls. A delicious meal is being catered by Whitefoot Catering.

In a 2018 interview, Rolen Sell told KCNI/KBBN the goal of the annual family banquet is for families to be inspired and find a balance in life.

“We find that sometimes athletics kind of gets to overshadowing and becoming a higher priority than family and God and we want people and families to understand that it takes a balance of these things to make life really quality and what it needs to be,” Sell said.