Category: LPI Organization
Our fourth and final 25 year member we would like to introduce to you is a very special man, Bob Deyo. Bob is the only person who has been on stage in every production LPI has done. Anyone who knows Bob knows that he is a wealth of knowledge and his life experiences are always worth listening to. Bob has also kept track of every single person who has been involved with LPI for the past 25 years!
March is here! We here at Lakeshore Productions have been diligently working on what the next 25 years might look like. With the help of our wonderful board of directors, volunteers, 25 years of history and Tom Berger, we have a clear vision for our future.
Twice a year the Kohler Foundation Inc. accepts applications from non-profit and public organizations throughout Sheboygan County, to review and award grants up to $5000. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the cancellation of our 25th anniversary show, LPI felt that fall of 2020 was a great time to throw our hat in the mix in hopes of securing one of these prestigious grants. With the leadership of one of our board members, Bethanie Gist, we were fortunate enough to be one of the Kohler Foundation Inc.’s $2,500 grant recipients.
Lakeshore Productions Inc. welcomes you to be a part of a great Christmas tradition in Random Lake, The Living Nativity. For seven years now, Lakeshore Productions Inc. has been bringing the story of the birth of Christ to the Night of Lights event in Random Lake. However, due to COVID-19, The Living Nativity will look a little different this year. We invite you all to help tell the story of the true meaning of Christmas by joining us in our production of the LPI Night of Lights Virtual Nativity, this year.
The third 25 year member we would like to introduce to you is, Joe Horstmeier. Whether it has been on stage as a performer, behind the scenes on stage crew, on the directing staff, or being a volunteer, Joe has been humbled to be a part of LPI for the past 25 years. Read more about Joe and his wonderful memories from the past years with LPI below.
The second 25 year member we would like to introduce to you is Rita Horstmeier. Rita and her entire family has been involved with LPI in some capacity since the beginning. Her four children, Joe, Nic, Jake, and Alexia have been involved onstage and backstage, and Rita's husband Jeff has done his fair share of volunteer work building sets for LPI throughout the years. Rita is now the head of ticket sales for LPI and has been for the past 17 years!
In honor of our 25th Anniversary year, we are going to share with you, four people that have been members of LPI for the past 25 years. Keep an eye out over the next few months as we share their memories and stories of the past 25 years. Our first 25 year member we would like to introduce to you is, Ed Ritger. Ed is the only 25 year member that has never been onstage. Ed is the father of Andy Ritger, one of the founders of Lakeshore Productions. Ed has been a "behind the scenes" asset to LPI throughout the years. Read more about Ed below as he reflects back on the last 25 years of LPI.
LPI is thrilled to welcome Joe Horstmeier as the new board president. Joe has been involved with LPI since day one, as he was a munchkin in Lakeshore’s first production, The Wizard of Oz in 1996. Since then, Joe has been involved with LPI onstage, backstage, on the directing staff, and as a volunteer. Joe is very honored to be chosen to help lead LPI in the years to come as well as to introduce community theater, and all it has to offer, to the next generation. View the full board of directors here.