Lunchbox Theatre returns for Lacombe Days

The event will take place on July 22nd at the Lacombe Memorial Centre


Lacombe Express

Get your hands clean and smiles ready as the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) bring back the Lunchbox Theatre for Lacombe Days.

The event will take place on July 22nd at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

“Last year we did a lunchbox theatre,” said Laura Holden, program assistant at FCSS and the Lunchbox Theatre event organizer. “It worked out well before, so we decided to bring it back.”

The event promises fun for all as it features performances by Val Hilliker, an internationally-renowned master ventriloquist, a free lunch, and a puppet making session in which children can make and bring home their own puppets.

The theatre welcomes children of all ages to join in the lunch which will be held at 11:45 a.m. during Lacombe Days.

There will be a special presentation held at 11 a.m. for children aged two to five, which will be followed by lunch. A program for children ages six and up will take place at 1 p.m. and finally, puppet making!

Admission is $1 or $2 and all proceeds will be going towards the FCSS’ Program Admission Sport Subsidy (PASS) initiative.

The PASS program works by helping families get their children, aged six to 18, into recreational sport activities.

According to the web site, fees for children ages six to 18 are subsidized for a maximum of $100 per year, per child.

The FCSS has been helping Lacombe families for more than 40 years by providing programs and services ranging from classes on how to talk to your children, to babysitting and summer camps.

“I think it’s a great event to put on,” said Holden. “I know a lot of people are excited to have it. I’m sure it’ll be as fun as last year and hopefully a lot of people will come!”