2023 Bownes Memorial For Kids’ Sake Variety Show coming Feb. 5

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The youngest solo performer at the 2019 Bownes Memorial For Kids’ Sake Variety Show was 5-year-old Alexa Park, who performed her ballet to “Baby Beluga.” (Cullman Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Students from the Cullman community are preparing to showcase their talents to benefit nursery and pediatric care at Cullman Regional on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4, p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre on the campus of Wallace State Community College.

The 2023 Bownes Memorial For Kids’ Sake program will celebrate the variety of talent among local youth. The variety show will feature musical and theatrical performances from more than 80 children.

The event was started in 1993 by the late Dr. Eugene Bownes, one of Cullman’s most beloved pediatricians. It allows the Foundation to purchase special items for the hospital to help care for infant and pediatric patients. Proceeds from the event have purchased a variety of patient-care items over the years.

Engaging students in the show allows them to be exposed to a philanthropic event at an early age. Through their participation they will give back to help advance health care services. The participants make donations at the time of their auditions, sell tickets and sell sponsorships for the show.

The 2023 Bownes Memorial For Kids’ Sake Variety Show promises to deliver a wide range of talents from solo and ensemble dance performances to vocal and instrumental performances. Tickets can be purchased in the Foundation office for $10 in advance and $15 the day of the program.

“We are excited to once again host the variety show giving students the opportunity to showcase their talents,” said Cullman Regional Foundation Executive Director Maria Stanford. “We encourage the community to take part and show your support for this cause benefiting the nursery and pediatric care at Cullman Regional.”

To sponsor or purchase tickets for the show, contact the Cullman Regional Foundation at 256-737-2565 or crmcfoundation@cullmanregional.com.