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April 18, 2012 &nbs p;
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALDKNOBBERS TO HELP FILL
THE SALVATION ARMY'S FOOD PANTRY
Receive free admission for the donation of a nonperishable food item!
Branson MO (April 18, 2012) The Baldknobbers Jamboree will help feed those who are most in need by helping fill The Salvation Army's Emergency Food Pantry in Branson.
Admission to the Baldknobber's area appreciation shows this week will be free with the donation of nonperishable canned food items, which will help restock the Branson Corps' Emergency Food Pantry. The February 29th EF2 tornado damaged the Branson Corps' roof, several large windows, a passenger van and much of the food in its food pantry.
"We understand that for many of our neighbors life is still not back to normal and many continue to struggle to put food on the table," Tim Mabe, Baldknobbers Jamboree producer and ‘Droopy Drawers Junior' performer said. "Many of these folks are still being helped by The Salvation Army and the Baldknobbers are proud to help them continue to help others."
The area appreciation shows will take place on April 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. The shows are for Missouri residents in Stone, Taney, Christian, Greene, Webster, Douglas and Ozark counties as well as Arkansas residents in Benton, Carroll, Boone and Marion counties.
"We not only hope to help restock the Branson Corps' food pantry, we also hope to give our friends and neighbors a great show as always," Mabe said.
Tickets will be available at 1 p.m. the day of each appreciation show - advanced reservations will not be accepted.
For more information about the area appreciation shows please call the Baldknobbers Jamboree at (417) 334-4528 or visit www.baldknobbers.com. For more information about donating to The Salvation Army please visit www.tsabranson.org.
Nonperishable food items that are most needed include: breakfast cereal, canned meats, pasta & pasta sauces, peanut butter, baby food, canned vegetables, rice, fruit juice and boxed dinners.
About the Baldknobbers Jamboree
The Baldknobbers Jamboree has been innovating since they created the Branson entertainment formula in 1959. Their ties to Branson are strong, from opening day of Silver Dollar City to the original cast of Shepherd of the Hills, the Baldknobbers have always focused on community. When they aren't performing in their theater on Highway 76, you may still see them performing on the road, entertaining audiences of all ages with their 100% live show and encouraging people to come to Branson. In 2011 members of the cast went to Washington D.C. to see artifacts from the original cast become a part of American history at the Smithsonian Institution. Now those items are on display with other notable pieces of history like Abraham Lincoln's top hat and the rub red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org