The Ogden OUTreach Resource Center and Weber State University Center for Diversity and Unity will present Sister Dottie S. Dixon’s Hilarious Holiday Hullabaloo, Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom on the WSU campus. The event is a fundraiser for OUTreach.
A donor reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Kimball Visual Art Center, WSU campus. This performance is the only chance to catch Sister Dottie this holiday season.
The floor show will also include additional entertainment by members of the Associated Actors and Technicians of Weber State as well as Jennifer Perry, a Utah actor and theater instructor at St. Joseph High School in Ogden.
The emcee is Bill Allred, X96 Radio from Hell host. Expect a lively evening of holiday humor, contests, music and dance. The Ugly Sweater Contest is open to the audience and Dottie Idol will begin on Radio X96, with the five finalists performing on air Dec. 6-9, 7:45 a.m. The winner will be announced on Dec. 9 and will perform at the Saturday “Hullabaloo.”
This fundraiser supports OUTreach, located in the lower level of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, 705 23rd Street. The center provides a safe, comfortable haven for open-minded youth, especially queer youth and their allies, and is free of charge, judgment, harassment and discomfort. It’s a drug, alcohol, tobacco, hate and violence free zone. It’s is open on Wednesdays, 3:30-8:00 p.m., for youth age 14 -23. More information about OUTreach and its other activities can be found at ogdenoutreach.org.
“Not enough of our youth know we are here for them,” said Jeff Lensman, OUTreach board president. “We have heard about an increasing number of suicides involving LGBTQ young people as a result of bullying in their schools, sometimes from family members, making it vitally important that we step up our efforts to make our presence known to as many people as possible. Suicide happens only when there is no hope left. OUTreach fosters an environment where there is always more hope, lasting friendships, and a safe space where kids can be themselves and continue their development into becoming healthy and affirmed citizens of our communities.”
Tickets to the floor show are $25 and $10 for students. A reserved table for eight can be purchased for $200. Donor tickets are $100 for an individual or $150 per couple.
Tickets can also be purchased through WeberStateTickets.com or 1-800-WSU-TIKS.