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Take a Stand Kick Off Celebration
April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us on the Square to Take a Stand for Children.
- Speaker’s Stand – Enjoy non-stop speakers and music, including representatives of CASA and the CACDC, and Denton Police Chief Lee Howell, as well as local favorites Matt Grigsby, Polly Maynard, George Neal & Tony Ferraro, Chris Welch & Kelly Evans, Joe Pat Hennen, the Trammell Group, the cast of Denton Community Theatre’s “Oliver,” and Polka king Carl Finch of Denton’s own Brave Combo.
- Kick Stand – Watch as a combined kick line of area high school drill teams join together to kick off the fun.
- Lemon Aid Stand – Help launch our social media challenge by making a donation and posting a photo sucking on a lemon or sit back as “Celebrity Suckers” pucker up for a selfie on stage.
- Cake Stand – Take an old-fashioned cake walk and maybe even take home the cake (or at least a gift certificate for one)!
- Ice Cream Stand – Sample Beth Marie’s Lemon Drop ice cream – the flavor of the day.
- Artist Stand – Join your kids in creating lasting expressions of their support, thanks to the Greater Denton Arts Council.
- Bike Stand – Check out some cool motorcycles and end the day of fun by watching the Bikers Against Child Abuse Parade around the Square.TAKE A STAND FOR CHILDREN
Speakers Stand Schedule
3:45 PRE-SHOW – LOVE PAST BLUE
4:00 KICK STAND (Welcome and Kick-Off)
4:10 LEMON AID STAND (Challenge Launch – JILL JESTER)
4:15 Music – MATT GRIGSBY
4:30 CAKE WALK Break #1
4:35 Music – POLLY MAYNARD
4:50 SPEAKER – SHERRI GIDEON, Ex. Director, CASA
4:55 Music – GEORGE NEAL/TONY FERRARO (Hares On the Mountain)
5:10 CAKE WALK Break #2
5:15 Music – CHRIS WELCH & KELLY EVANS
5:30 Music – “OLIVER” CAST (DCT’s current production)
5:40 CAKE WALK Break #3
5:45 SPEAKER – LEE HOWELL, Denton Police Chief, CACDC
5:50 Music – JOE PAT HENNEN
6:05 CAKE BREAK #4
6:10 Music – TRAMMELL GROUP
6:25 GUEST SPEAKER – HON. SHERRY SHIPMAN
6:30 CAKE WALK Break #5 (or BACA SPEAKER)
6:35 Music – CARL FINCH
6:55 WRAP UP – Final Cake Walk & Lemon Aid Challenge