Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters free tickets
Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Kewadin Casinos invites all law enforcement agents, fire fighters, DNR officers and military personnel to join them for a free night of entertainment at Kewadin’s Appreciation Night on Friday June 15.
Military members need only to present a United States or Canadian military ID to receive two free tickets to see Vicki Lawrence, actress and comedian best known for her co-starring role on The Carol Burnett Show. Other service agents will need to present a badge or other identification noting their affiliation with a local or national service agency. Tickets must be picked by up Thursday June 14 from the casino’s box office. Lawrence will perform on Friday June 15 in the DreamMakers Theater at Kewadin Sault.
Lawrence acted alongside Carol Burnett on “The Carol Brunette Show”, from 1967 to 1978, as the sharp-tongued matriarch, Thelma Harper. As a singer she recorded “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” that made #1 on the US chart as well as in Canada. She is also credited with co-authoring two books.
Vicki was the honorary head of the D.A.R.E. program in Long Beach, California for two years. Around that time she and her husband also became members of the Long Beach Police Officer’s Association that raises money to protect the widows and families of slain police officers. Her efforts to protect women’s rights were recognized in 1988 when Vicki was the first woman to be honored as "Person of the Year" by the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
The casino’s Kewadin Cares Program, sponsor of this event began in 2003 when the casino started partnering with local organizations to raise awareness of our Pledge of Allegiance and United States Armed Forces and veterans. The program has since grown to include holiday giving programs, drinking and driving awareness campaigns and support of organizations like Big Brothers & Big Sisters.
Other recent programs include a partnership with the Soo Greyhounds in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As part of the program, members of the Soo Greyhounds visited the Pediatric Ward of the Sault Area Hospital to spend time with the facilities patients. They provided each child a stuffed animal, courtesy of Kewadin Casinos, and a ticket for the child and a parent to an upcoming game courtesy of the Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club.
For additional information and details on this event, contact the box office at 906-632-0530 ext. 53524 or visit www.kewadin.com/events-&-promotions.
Kewadin Casinos has five locations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is owned and operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The casinos have 1,000 employees and have been in operation for over 25 years.