Lee: Hey Doug wasn’t that Steamboat Days fun?
Doug: Yes, quite a spirited week- great music, fun food, classic cars-
Lee: And then there was the Historical Society’s Chocolate, Champagne, and Shakespeare event to support the Winona History Center.
Doug: Very elegant and very fattening-
Lee: Everyone’s calendars are filling up and the summer is just beginning –
Doug: But next weekend the 27th-29h is time for a little WOW- Will’s Opening Weekend- the start of the Great River Shakespeare’s 11th season.
Lee: And with a $10 WOW button you get admission to three fantastic exclusive parties and three days over two weekends of special events.
Doug: Details are at grsf.org/wow but there are two events we want to highlight- first on opening night-
Lee: We are going to bring New Orleans up the Mississippi River to Winona
Doug: After a free special Levee Park concert from 5:30-6:30- featuring Annie Mack Band, a fabulous soul band from Rochester- we are inviting all of Winona and the region to take part in the GRSF New Orleans’ style procession down Johnson Street.
Lee: The street procession will include a jazz band, thirty costumed marching kids, the Trestor Trolley, the Wesley Methodist Choir and all of you, anyone who wants to join in the fun.
Doug: The Steamboat Days parade had many people watching-
Lee: It’s our goal to have many people marching.
Doug: Families, friends, whomever wishes to show up-
Lee: The Angora Girls are bringing their alpacas!
Doug: 6:15 at the outside of the water treatment building on Johnson street we will line up at 6:30 and begin to walk at 6:45 with a police escort and music and gleeful celebration all the way to WSU a few blocks away. No WOW button needed. Just a desire to have fun and celebrate summer in Winona and the GRSF season.
Lee: Take an hour and make a memory for your whole family.
Doug: And then after the opening night performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor, the city is helping us throw an after party at the Winona Public Library- with great food, cash bar, and the Annie Mack Band providing music for a street dance party from 10- 12 midnight.
Lee: Purchase a WOW button for the first of three unforgettable events.
Doug: Join the party by walking down Johnson street and then cap off the night by boogieing down at the coolest library around!
Lee: It’s WOW time. See the plays, enjoy the parties!
Doug: Only in Winona and only at GRSF!