Jami Lynn Returns to Milbank for Arts Council Fundraiser

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

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               The second annual Whetstone Arts Council (WAC) fundraiser entitled For the Love of Arts will be Friday, February 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will be in the Valley Queen Training Center at the north end of Milbank’s Main Street.

               Highlighing this year’s event is entertainer Jami Lynn Buttke who grew up on a farm near Corona and graduated from Milbank High School. Since then, she has made a name for herself as a folk singer/ songwriter. She is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, and has shared her talent and love of local folk history with audiences across the Midwest, Southeast and Pacific Northwest. She has also released three full-length albums of folk songs and originals. An avid performer of bluegrass and folk music, Buttke brings her exuberance and musical talent onto the stage.

               “Jami Lynn is such a huge entertainer that this will be a great night of fun,” predicts Bobbie Bohlen, a member of WAC.

               Those who attend the fundraiser will be treated to beverages and appetizers while mixing and mingling with local supporters of the arts.

               New this year will be a silent auction featuring donated quilts. “We are asking local quilters to donate quilts to be auctioned. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the quilts will be used to help establish the barn quilt trail project here,” Bohlen said.

               In addition, the proceeds from the fundraising event will be used by WAC for ongoing projects such as the sculpture garden, and supporting the artist in residence at the Milbank schools and the Missoula Theatre production here.

               For more information or to order tickets, contact Marylynne Fields at 432-4777, or Bohlen at 605-438-4232 or whetstoneartscouncil@gmail.com.

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