Editor’s note: Jerry Bell, president of Nameless Creek Youth Camp, shares with the Daily Reporter about an upcoming fundraiser, the sixth annual Fall That Jazz. The event is at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and will feature the Cool City Band and Cathy Morris performing, along with dinner, drinks, raffles and live auction items.
Daily Reporter: What is Fall That Jazz all about?
Jerry Bell: Fall That Jazz has created awareness of the needs we have had and every year, the proceeds we raise have made impactful improvements to our camp.
The event itself is an adult night out celebrating fall with dinner, drinks and world class entertainment. We will have raffles, a live auction and lots of fun for everyone. There will be a picture booth for all attending to have fun pictures to take with them to capture the fun and we are going to have homemade ice cream turned with a John Deere tractor right on site with all of the fixin’s! Food will be prepared by Lincoln Square Catering, Wine from Harmony Winery and Beer from Greenfield Beverage.
DR: How does the fundraiser benefit the camp?
JB: We put all the proceeds back into the upkeep of the camp, creating new offerings for kids, families and our entire community. We are working now to create new infrastructure in the north end of the camp for a future bathroom and kitchenette in the Kinaman Walker Rec Hall for use by our cabin renters and guests. We have had a new well dug this year and we are hoping to connect a system to handle sewage in the second phase and then finally complete an added bathroom addition to our rec hall. We just installed new mini-split HVAC units in our three cabins and are hoping to upgrade our pavilion roof, tool barn and tractor barn.
DR: What are some of your top priorities for the upcoming year?
JB: There is always maintenance and repairs to our facilities. We are also looking to build our volunteer corps this year to ensure the continued mostly volunteer operation of Nameless Creek Youth Camp and event center.
DR: What can people expect from the entertainment at Fall That Jazz?
JB: The world class Cool City Band Led by Roy Geesa is our featured entertainment with special guest Cathy Morris, another world class violinist, for an evening full of wonderful music and dancing.
Tickets for Fall That Jazz are $60 and can be found at namelesscreekyouthcamp.com.