Something for everyone in June at STARS Foundation in Cabool


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STARS Foundation has several fun events planned during the month of June. First up is our annual 5-K run, which will be held Saturday, June 17, at Mont- gomery Lake in Piney River Recreation- al Area in Cabool. The course will run along the beautiful Piney River walking trail. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m., with the race beginning at 8:15 p.m. There will be fun for the whole family, including sno-cones, face painting, and more! To register, visit TheSTARSFoun- dation.org/5k-run-registration.html. 


​​The next event in June is the Alice in Wonderland Princess Tea Party on Sat- urday, June 24, from 9:00 to11:00 a.m. at the STARS Foundation dance studio, 519 Main Street in Cabool. All princess- es are invited to come and meet charac- ters from the upcoming dance produc- tion of Alice in Wonderland. There will be snacks, games, crafts, and more. Tick- ets are $20 per princess, with free adult admission. Space is limited, so get your tickets today by visiting TheSTARS- Foundation.org/buy-tickets.html. 


​Dance camp to prepare for Alice in Wonderland begins Monday, June 26, at the dance studio. Dancers from all disciplines, including ballet, jazz, clog- ging, and hip-hop, will spend two weeks learning routines for Alice in Wonder- land. Activities will also include crafts, snacks, and even swimming at the Ca- bool city pool. Camp will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, with the exception of Tues- day, July 4. Dress rehearsals and per- formances will be at the Cabool High School auditorium. For more informa- tion visit TheSTARSFoundation.org/ summer-camp.html. 


​​STARS Foundation fosters individual growth by offering music, dance, the- ater, art and languages, while at the same time cultivating self-con dence through hard work and dedication. 


Clogging Champion Visits STARS Students


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​National clogging champion Joel Harrison from Lincoln, Nebraska, came to the STARS Foundation studio on Main Street in Cabool May 23 to choreograph local student teams that are going to national competition. 


Harrison is director of the competition teams for the Capital City Cloggers of Lincoln, Nebraska. He was the youngest clogging instructor ever inducted into the National Clogging and Hoedown Championship's National Clogging Hall of Fame, and was selected director of the 2002 All Star Pro Team for the Western United States. He is also a member of "All That," an all-male percussive dance team that made it to the "America's Got Talent" finals. 


Next year STARS Foundation plans to host a July 4, 2018, celebration that will include a national clogging contest and a fiddling contest as part of the festivities.  

Shady Grove by Linda Everett


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...On Saturday afternoon, we attended 'Alice in Wonderland' at the Cabool High School theater. It was a STARS Foundation presentation so was very good. Director Rebecca Peterson's daughter, Hannah, worked on this presentation as a senior class project for her. Hannah provided all the choreography creation and instruction for the large cast of players. It was really delightful with several different types of dance demonstrating the versatility of the cast...

July 4 Block Party Held Downtown


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The evening's fireworks may have been cancelled due to rainy conditions, but that did not throw a wet blanket on the block party sponsored by Cabool Area Chamber of Commerce July. 


The Chamber hosted a community potluck dinner in the 600 block of Main Street. Chamber director Susan Watkins said around 125 hot dogs were served during the evening, provided by Peoples Community Bank.


Wadkins said STARS Foundation provided musical entertainment during the evening and the performers did a wonderful job. She thanked STARS Foundation for their part in the July 4 event.

In the Press - 2017

Performing "Alice in Wonderland"


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STARS Foundation presented "Alice in Wonderland" last weekend at the Cabool High School Auditorium. The production was a senior project for Hannah Peterson. The project was accomplished through a two-week camp that was open to all STARS students. Shown above [below] are, from left, Amanda Lange, Hannah Peterson and Bailey Gilkeson. The next STARS performance will be Disney's "Cinderella Kids" on August 10 and 11.