Saturday, May 24, 2008

PRECIOUS TREASURES SCRAPBOOK STORE GOES TO THE OMAHA NEBRASKA HEARING SCHOOL FUNDRAISER...Wizard of Oz Jerry Maren and Nicolosi (PICTURES)


Last night I attended a fundraiser for the Omaha Hearing School at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha which was a Wizard of Oz theme. It was produced by Bruce Crawford. They did a wonderful job and it was an awesome night and a packed house. I got tickets for my sister Trudy who loves the Wizard of Oz. Liz, Ruth, Zacheus, and my friend Betty and Lana went too.

To our surprise the Lollipop Munchkin Jerry Maren and his wife Elizabeth were there. There are only 8 people from the Wizard of Oz alive yet at they are all munchkins. Jerry was 17 when he played the part of the Lollipop Munchkin.
The the famous artist Nicolosi (http://www.popartgalleries.com/) was also there. I had seen him before on Entertainment tonight. He was selling paintings of Jerry Maren and autographing them (yes we came home with one as the money went to the Omaha Hearing School but have no idea what I am going to do with it. :) We also bought Jerry's book called Short and Sweet and got an autographed huge photo of him. My sister had Jerry sign her purse which just happened to be a Wizard of Oz purse. She was so cute as even her wallet was Wizard of Oz and she brought her witches hat. My sister had an awesome time.

We had fun watching the whole original version of the Wizard of Oz on FILM! Boy does that bring back memories of all those films we watched in school. Another thrill of the night for my sister was Jim Flowers was there and I got her a picture with him. She was so excited. We ended the night by a VERY late dinner at Spaghetti Works in the Old Market. I did not get much sleep as my sister spent the night and we got home very late and I had to have her to work in Fremont by 7:45 am. I may be sleeping through Diva Night tonight. hee hee

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Jerry is the one in the middle. (I took this from the film we were watching)


These are characters from the Rose Theater. They will be putting on The Wizard of Oz at the Rose theater.



Trudy with Jim Flowers



Nicolosi Painting

Jerry and his wife Elizabeth. I asked them how long they had been married and Elizabeth said "Thirty three years, I think I may keep him". She is such a sweetheart!


Lana, Jerry and Elizabeth


Trudy, Jerry and Elizabeth


Elizabethm Ruth, Zacheus, Jerry

Liz, Zacheus, Trudy and Ruth at Spaghetti Works.



Precious Treasures Scrapbook Store gang goes to the Omaha, Nebraska Hearing School fundraiser at the Joslyn Art Museum on May 23,2008

1 comment:

Vicki C said...

Oh .. I LOVE the Wizard of OZ...my fave movie! What a fun night for you guys. Great photos..thanks for sharing them!