Shine-n-Dine & Wine
July 11, 12 and 18
In the Teller House prior to the 8:00 performance and in the Opera Gardens at intermission
Shine-n-Dine: Kids Feeding Kids through Art
August 3, 9 and 10
In the Lobby of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, prior to the 2:00 performance and at intermission – Kid friendly with crafts!
Combine old-fashioned shoe-shining while enjoying a delicious dish and a glass of wine (Central City Opera House) or a craft project (Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver). Donation amount of your choice, with 100% of proceeds used to feed the children in Uganda and feed people locally in Denver.
COLORADO’S DIRTY SHOES HELP FEED THE HUNGRY
Meals in a Rush, CulturePrep & Central City Opera present Shine-n-Dine
When Channel 9’s Emmy Award Winning TV Host Tawnya Rush with Meals in a Rush met CulturePrep‘s Peter Vogel through Denver’s local daytime show Colorado & Company she was quickly interested in learning more about the work he has been conducting for for almost 20 years in Uganda East Africa. A big part of his mission is feeding hundreds of hungry children in a large slum area just outside Jinja, Uganda’s second largest city. Tawnya quickly realized she must help. So much so, that Ms. Rush traveled to Uganda to see for herself the strong need to feed. Click here to watch video.
Together, Peter and Tawnya formed Shine-n-Dine and Wine with the help of Central City Opera’s Director of Marketing Valerie Hamlin. It’s a partnership that combines old-fashioned shoe-shining while enjoying a delicious dessert and a glass of wine in Central City and fun crafts at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for The Sound of Music. This combo is offered to theater patrons for any donation – with 100% of proceeds used to feed the children in Uganda and feed people locally in Denver. Tawnya comments saying, “After my trip to Africa, I realized how fortunate we are to eat whenever we want. These children go hungry until they get their (1) meal at lunch at school. That’s it and they’re so grateful! I also realize through my cooking segment Meals in a Rush that I must too continue feeding those who are hungry in Denver. Food is the center of everyone’s life.”
Shine-n-Dine has already been a big hit with Central City Opera House, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center and the Colorado Ballet. CulturePreps’s Vogel says, “It’s simple. You come out to enjoy a show, leave your dress shoes with our shoe-shining crew (we provide the booties to wear) eat, drink, and be merry!”
Be a part of the next Shine-n-Dine at Central City Opera. Don’t forget your dirty shoes help to feed those in need!