Fun Follies 2015

What could be more amusing than a show full of sarcastic songs, zany dances, hysterical jokes, exaggerated stories and riotous skits put on by your friends, neighbors and local celebrities?
For the second year in a row, the “Fun” Raising Follies, a variety—show fundraiser for the Mississippi River Sculpture Park, offered a uniquely good time that evoked plenty of laughter and side-splitting entertainment.
The show was brought back due to the overwhelming response from last year’s audience of around 400. It was held in the Little Theater at Prairie du Chien High School.
Three performances were scheduled for the weekend: Friday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday; Jan; 10, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m..
This year's performances were funnier than last year’s. All new songs were be sung, new dances and skits performed and funny stories were told. “Mike McCoy’s interpretation of Lambeau Field and the Packers as Cousin Kletus was worth the price of admission alone,” Hertrampf said.
Descendants of Marianne Labuche, the local historical figure for which the park's next statue represents, were also in the audience for this years Follies. Their attendance helped the Mississippi River Sculpture Park board add some leaves to Aunt Marianne's family tree. A sign-up sheet was provided for each of the three family branches that begin with Marianne and her three husbands: Duchouquette, Claude Ganier and Charles Menard. Descendants added themselves to these family trees.
“It blows me away to think that there are still descendants of this amazing woman among us,,” Hertrampf said.
By unwinding at the Follies and taking in a good laugh, audience members helped the sculpture park gain its next planned statue. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the “Fun” Raising Follies will he used toward the statues at the sculpture park on St. Feriole Island.
“This fundraiser will really make, a big dent in the cost of the next sculpture. The scripture park represents the history of the people who walked in our community. It is such an amazing facility, we're very lucky to have in Prairie chi Chien,” Hertrampf added.