Lincoln’s nonprofits do a world of good year-round

By: Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves
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Scrooge’s cover blown ... A lot of guys don’t like to reveal their softer sides. Lincoln resident Rich Bullard is one. He likes to think of himself as Scrooge. Rich’s cover was blown this week. He was spotted in Roseville buying a special Christmas card for his grandsons, Ryan, 5, and Adam, 3. This was not any ordinary card. This was a special card on which both grandparents, Rich and Frankie Bullard, could record their personal holiday greetings. It took a few tries to get their voice inflections just right. The card is now on its way to Chandler, Ariz. to delight both boys on Christmas Day. Let us record that Rich Bullard is no Scrooge despite what he may want others to believe. Double feature ... Lincoln’s Got Talent is coming Saturday, Jan. 15 with two performances – an afternoon performance that starts at 2 and an evening performance that starts at 7. Again this year, Lincoln’s Got Talent is being co-sponsored by Lincoln News Messenger and Lincoln Area Archives Museum. Both performances are being held in the Lincoln High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 790 J St. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per student. They are on sale now and can be purchased at the Lincoln News Messenger, Sierra Hills Framing, The Place! and Wardrobe. Emcee for this event will be well-known entertainer/raconteur Billy Buckman. Featured performers include singers Ted Neely and Nancy Morse, who were big hits during last year’s show. Also look for new performers Mathew Dunn, who will sing, and Naomi Hogan, who will dance, among others. All proceeds from Lincoln’s Got Talent will go to the Lincoln Area Archives Museum. Just in from Jeeves ... On Friday night, Santa Claus and his reindeer will be the stars as they take the world’s stage. They will set out to make Christmas Eve deliveries to children who will be fast asleep. There’s no doubt that they will be dreaming about many things - even sugarplums. Jeeves will probably dream of a longer leash and the little French poodle from across the street. He may find himself disappointed on Chirstmas Day. Sometime after midnight, when Jeeves will be snug in his bed, Santa Claus will arrive in Lincoln. Santa has many elves who work 364 days a year to make Christmas Day one that children will remember. Jeeves has discovered that Santa has many elves who live right here in Lincoln. They work all year to make sure that everyone can enjoy the season’s magic, particularly the less fortunate in our city. Jeeves wants to thank them for making children’s dreams come true not only on Dec. 25 but throughout the year. In particular, he would like to acknowledge the Semper Fi Association and U.S. Marie Corps Reserves’ Toy for Tots Program, American Association of University Women, American Legion, Kiwanis Club of Lincoln, Knights of Columbus, Lincoln Lions Club, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, Rotary Club of Lincoln, Soroptimist International of Lincoln, VFW Post No. 3010 and Women’s Club of Lincoln. Jeeves also recognizes the importance of our nonprofit organizations such as Friends of Lincoln Kids, Friends of Lincoln Library, Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center, Lincoln Area Archives Museum, Lincoln Community Foundation, Lincoln Rifle Club, Lincoln Sober Grad Night, Police Activities League plus all school booster clubs and parent teachers’ associations. Jeeves would be remiss if he didn’t thank groups that come to the aid of his furried friends such as FieldHaven Feline Rescue, Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and SCOOP (Sun City Owners of Pooches). All these organizations often rely on the support of Lincoln business to carry out their missions. Jeeves applauds and praises Lincoln businesses that, without fail, help make dreams reality. He also knows that our many churches and religious groups play an equally important role. Jeeves thanks them, too. When he goes to bed on Christmas Eve, Jeeves will rest easy, knowing that all the elves in this city have made it a better place, not only for its children but for everyone. To you and to all, a very good night!