From Sheila McNeill
President, Opera Omaha Guild
The Opera Omaha Guild has four spectacular items that will be raffled off over the five performances of Hansel & Gretel. Pictures are shown of the Madame Alexander Hansel & Gretel dolls and of the gingerbread house that well known artist, Matt Jones, crafted for us. He did an amazing job – the house has polished oak floors, glass windows, the front door is oak and he even made the oven and wishing well that are featured in Opera Omaha’s production of Hansel & Gretel. One of our favorite Guild members and donors, who requested to remain anonymous, provided furniture and even a beautiful rug for the floor. It is a thing of beauty. And we have a basket of all the items needed to make the most wonderful gingerbread cookies, to store them in and an aroma house to add to the ambiance while you are making them. Not to be outdone, Omaha Steaks has given us a $250.00 gift certificate. The tickets are selling for $10.00 for one, $25.00 for three.
The Holiday Boutique is selling handmade ornaments fashioned out of boiled wool, paper, felt, glass and also origami. We have pre-decorated Christmas trees, handbags, mini tree skirts, wine paired with Opera Omaha Guild wine glasses, jewelry, and many other items. We have priced many of them so that children will be able to afford them.
The star of the Bake Sale will be Hansel & Gretel gingerbread cookies made by Wheatfield’s. We also will sell biscotti, brownies, and dreidels.
We will be open for business one hour before each performance and after the performances.