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Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising

Updated: Feb 1

The Follies, presented by Angels Over Sandpoint, hits the stage March 1 and 2

By Jillian Chandler | Photo By Woods Wheatcroft


Angels Over Sandpoint

For more than two decades (since 2003), Angels Over Sandpoint has been presenting some of the best talent Sandpoint has to offer during its annual show—The Follies.

“This is our 20th anniversary of a sold-out show,” smiles Kate McAlister, the producer of The Follies. “This funds the Angels Over Sandpoint to continue their great works in the community of helping those in need.”


When it comes to what makes this an event one not to miss, Kate shares it’s the “laughter, the costumes, the fun of just letting go for a few short hours and enjoying life,” adding, “It is right at the time when we are all a little 'shacky wacky.’ It's not really winter, and it's not really spring; it's the in-between time when we need to get out of the house and let loose.”


The Follies, which is a non-political “naughty” show not intended for the easily offended, highlights incredible local talent. “The talent on the stage is amazing, and first-time attendees are always amazed at what a great show it is,” Kate affirms.


The Follies 20th Anniversary show takes place March 1 and 2 at the historic Panida Theater. Tickets (450 available for each show) go on sale February 2 at EventBrite.com. Those who purchase VIP tickets get in 30 minutes early (at 6:30pm) to select their seat. General admission ticket holders (a limited number of tickets will also be available at Eichardt’s) will be let in at 7pm. The show begins promptly at 8pm, with this year’s theme “Circus.” Kate encourages you to purchase your ticket early, as they usually sell out within the first eight hours!


Since 1997, Angels Over Sandpoint has raised more than $1.5 million and contributed money, time and a helping hand to hundreds of local people in need. The Follies has become their most popular fundraising event, with funds used to further Angels Over Sandpoint's mission.


“I have been a member of the Angels for 25 of the 27 years, and I have loved every minute of it," Kate shares. "Our mission is 'to honor the memory of the angels who have gone before us by helping those in need in our community.' And we certainly live up to our mission."


You can find out more about Angels Over Sandpoint by visiting AngelsOverSandpoint.org.


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