It's been quite a week in my small town on the prairie. Not just one but TWO big events in our little town.
The first was a World Premier of a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.
Hallmark Hall of Fame VIP's came to our little town on the prairie to premier this week's Hallmark Hall of Fame offering.
Why, our little town? Because students at the high school in our county were the ones that discovered the story of Irena Sendler and brought her to regional and even national attention. What began 10 years ago as a History Day Project culminated in the making of this movie.
We're proud of the girls that first told this story in their History Day "play", "Life in a Jar" .
During the war, Irena saved 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. So that she could reunite them with their families after the war, she wrote their name on a slip of paper, put it in a jar and buried it.
The most exciting thing about the students project was that they corresponded with Irena herself and were able to go over to Poland four times to visit with her.
I've never been to a movie premier before and I must say that I felt honored to be among the 400 that attended the premier. It was an exciting event!
And if you want to see the movie, it will be on your CBS Channel at 8 p.m. (CDT). But, I must warn you, you may want to watch it with a box of Kleenex!
And last night was Part Deux of our exciting week. We had the Kansas City Symphony come to our little town. And what a wonderful concert it was!
Our community college has a new Fine Arts Center and this was the inaugural event -- the Kansas City Symphony Concert. What a great event for the first event in this fine new facility.
It's a shining crown jewel in our Community College crown for not only is it the Fine Arts Center but it is the Gordon Parks Museum as well. Gordon Parks, a native son, achieved national fame as a photographer, movie director, poet.
Who says life in a small town is dull? That there is nothing to do? Not in our little town -- it has been a busy week!