Weekly Schedule October 17th

Monday- 5pm Dynamix; 6:30-9 CC with Band 7:30-9; 6:30-8 COLE- All narrators not in CC are working with Kent

Tuesday- 5:30-6:30 COLE Band; 6:30-7:30 SS with Band; 7:30-9 Special Acts for concert

**Variety show tickets pre-sale $4

Wednesday- 7:30PM Fall Variety Show; Tickets $6 at the door

Thursday- 5:30 Dynamix for Heimach Center Senior Bash at Kruse History Museum

Friday- 3:30-5 Dynamix

Saturday- 7:30-9:30AM Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast; Workers 7-10; Dynamix Show 8:30

12:30- Dynamix Show at Nazarene Church Fall Festival

Frog Race

Quite the race Sunday.  The water was higher and running faster than ever before.  Winning frog number was 998.  Almost all of the frogs got past the stop guard and some of the kids jumped in to catch them.

The Giving Party…Nov.10th

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Bluffton Street Fair Results

DeKalb was 1st runner up at the Bluffton Street Fair.  3rd was Northrop and Grand Champion was Churubusco.  DeKalb will perform again on Tuesday night at DeKalb’s Street Fair.


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Alyssa Imus European Tour

Alyssa Imus Eiffel Tower 2016Recently graduated Classic Connection & Sound Sensation Student – Alyssa Imus toured Europe this summer.  Here is the article that appeared in the paper.

From The Star
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016 11:00 pm
AUBURN — Eighteen students and adults traveled to Europe for a 16-day musical tour before returning to Auburn on July 4.
The group visited London, Paris, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria and Germany, and performed at four of the locations as part of the Indiana’s Ambassadors of Music organization that tours Europe and performs every two years.

Students are recommended by their band or choir directors, then are required to attend meetings to determine if they will be going on the tour. Those from northeast Indiana were recruited from Garrett High School, Eastside High School, East Noble High School, Lakewood Park Christian School, DeKalb High School and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
The northeast Indiana group participating in the 2016 tour consisted of 11 students, ranging in age from 15-20, and five adults, all under the leadership of Tom and Pat Laverghetta who are staff members for the Indiana Ambassadors.
Recommendations for the 2018 tour will be requested in early 2017.

Julianne Boyd in Joseph

DeKalb County actors to be featured in Civic Theater production
Actors and actresses from DeKalb County will perform in the Civic Theater’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” From left are Devin Shook, Julianne Boyd, Dawn Yingling and Kerry Yingling.

Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2016 11:00 pm | Updated: 6:25 am, Mon Jul 11, 2016.
By Mariah Miller
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AUBURN — The Fort Wayne Civic Theater will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” with four cast members from DeKalb County, this summer.
The musical opens July 23 under the direction of Doug King. It tells the Biblical tale of Joseph from the book of Genesis, with the music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.
Joseph is a dreamer and the 11th son of Jacob. He is obviously his father’s favorite, and shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his jealous brothers, who sell him into slavery, where Joseph endures a series of adventures that test his spirit and humanity.
Julianne Boyd of Waterloo is a part of the ensemble cast of wives who make up a large portion of the production’s song and dance numbers.
Boyd, a 2014 graduate of DeKalb High School, is no stranger to the stage. She was featured in musical productions under the direction of Shelley Johnson, the choir director for DeKalb High School, throughout her high school career, and played the lead role of Elle Woods in the musical “Legally Blonde.”
“I started doing musicals at DeKalb High School, and through show choir, I really fell in love with the director, Kent Johnson,” said Boyd. “He and Shelley really swooned me with musical theater. Josh Sassanella worked with me as well, and I pursued music in college because of them.”
Boyd is a majoring in music education at Anderson University, with future plans to teach and perform.
Fellow cast member Dawn Yingling, formely of Corunna, is also a member of the ensemble cast with a strong background in dance, performing and teaching at Kathy Ann Dance Studio for several years. Yingling and her husband, Kerry, will be performing in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for the third time.
“The best part of the show is that the ensemble is literally on stage all the time,” said Boyd. “The Megamix at the end of the show is literally nine minutes of just straight dancing and singing. It’s like a recap of the whole show, but it’s almost like a fitness routine. It’s definitely my favorite part.”
Dawn Yingling added, “We’re on stage most of the time, and if we’re not on stage, we’re changing to then go back on stage.
“I like that the musical is just music and dancing and sung straight through,” she said. “There’s no staging, there’s no dialogue, so as a dancer, it’s a great show for me to do.”
Boyd added, “This show is very dance-heavy, so I really like the challenge aspect of it.”
Kerry Yingling, formerly of Garrett, plays the role of Reuben, the eldest son of Jacob. He takes the lead on the song “One More Angel In Heaven.”
“‘Joseph’ was the first broadway musical I saw back in 1992,” he said. “Our director, Doug King, was in that show, and I didn’t know him at the time, but recently I found my old playbill and jokingly went up to him and asked for his autograph.”
Dawn Yingling said of her husband’s solo, “My favorite part of the whole production is watching my husband sing his song.”
Devin Shook of DeKalb County also will being playing one of Joseph’s brothers, Asher.
Kerry Yingling added, “We have a really good cast. A lot of talented actors and actresses this time around.”
Performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat include:
• 8 p.m. on July 23, 29 and 30 and Aug. 5 and 6;
• 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, July 24 and 31 and Aug. 7.
To purchase tickets, people can go online to fwcivic.org or call 424-5220. Prices are adults $29; seniors $24; and ages 23 and younger $17.

Garden Walk

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AUBURN — The 17th Annual Garden Walk in Auburn will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers of the event have selected seven gardens for the walk, representing a wide variety in sizes and types.
Owners of the gardens on this year’s walk and their addresses:
• Jeff and Susan Grogg, 801 N. Main St.;
• Gary Kearney and Todd Barkes, 803 N. Main St.;
• Bob and Jean Gehring, 1814 Bent Tree Court;
• Ron and Linda Huinker, 1816 Bent Tree Court;
• Bob and Doneta Oswalt, 1904 Bent Tree Court;
• Pat Delagrange, 2102 Wood Hollow; and
• Ralph and Nancy Lint, 1203 Allison Blvd.
A bonus stop on the walk will be the garden of Kent and Shelley Johnson, 216 E. 17th St.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the discounted price of $5 at The Garden Gate garden center and Carbaugh Jewelers in downtown Auburn.
Tickets maybe purchased for $6 on the day of the walk at the downtown Auburn Courtyard Park or at any of the gardens on the walk.
All proceeds from the Garden Walk support the four-time state champion DeKalb Show Choirs.
For more information on the Garden Walk, people may call Kent Johnson at 413-3747, send email to kentdjohnson@mchsi.com or visit the website dekalbchoirs.com.

Garden Walk

The Seventeenth Annual Garden Walk will be held this Saturday June 25th from 10 am until 4 pm.  Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 the day of the walk.  Tickets can be purchased at the Garden Gate Nursery, Carbaugh Jewelers and The Sprinkling Can.  Tickets can be purchased the day of the walk at the Downtown Courtyard Park or at any of the homes.  The walk features 7 area gardens.

Jeff & Susan Grogg – 801 North Main Street

Gary Kearney & Todd Barkes – 803 North Main Street

Bob & Jean Gehring – 1814 Bent Tree Court

Ron & Linda Huinker – 1816 Bent Tree Court

Bob & Doneta Oswalt – 1904 Bent Tree Court

Pat Delegrange – 2102 Wood Hollow

Ralph & Nancy Lint – 1203 Allison Blvd

Bonus Kent & Shelley Johnson – 216 East 17th Street

All Stars

The Classic Connection All Stars mini camp has been going on all week.  They will meet again this evening from 6-8 with CC staying until 9 pm.

The All Stars performance this year is in conjunction with the Bicentennial & Flag Day Celebration at the DeKalb Outdoor Theater.  The Bicentennial Celebration starts at 4 pm with the All Stars performance at 5 pm.

All Stars will meet for one final rehearsal at the DeKalb Outdoor Theater at 301 South Center Street from 2:30 – 3:30.  From 3:30 until 5, they will have a water break and watch the beginning of the program.  At 5 they will hit the stage with their show.  All Star performers need to wear their camp tee shirt and khaki or jean shorts with tennis shoes – no sandals.

PARENTS:  If you are not able to stay for the entire program which ends at 8 pm, please park near the rear of the facility so that you make the least amount of disruption as possible.  Thank You!


Indiana Bicentennial Celebration and Flag Day Ceremony – Produced in cooperation with Auburn Elks Lodge #1978 

4:00 PM – Welcome

Legion Riders entrance
Bar None Saddle Club Color Guard enters – faces audience in front of stage
Welcome message
Star Spanged Banner – sung by Armonies
2 additional songs by Armonies
Auburn Elks #1978 Field of Honor Ceremony – 100 to 150 who the flags honor (background music by Mike Wermer)
DeKalb Classic Connection All Stars
Chad Gramling – Reading on DeKalb Co. History (background music by Mike Wermer)
Linda Kumernuss – MK Houlton Circus Music, Intro by Chelsea Molin (Willennar Genealogy Center)
Chad Gramling – Reading on Indiana History (background music by Mike Wermer)
Stuart Harshman – Torch Relay Committee
United Way representative – UW history, Bicentennial Bison, UW message


Summit City Singers – Indiana Bicentennial performance
Chad Gramling – Indiana Flag History (background music by Mike Wermer)
Auburn Community Band – patriotic music
Flag Day Ceremony presented by Elks (background music by Mike Wermer)
Auburn Community Band – patriotic music
Concluding remarks


Food and refreshments by: Auburn Elks (hamburgers, chips, soft drinks, and water) Cupbearer Cafe (Inspiration Ministries) LouDogs : Popcorn (DeKalb Show Choir)