Pink Flamingo Nite to feature speaker, raffle and more


Organizers continue to work on details for the annual Pink Flamingo Nite to be held Thursday, Oct. 12. This year's theme is "Cheers for the Girls."

Doors at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne open at 5 p.m. for the event with a light meal served at 5:30 p.m.

Vendors will have a variety of products for sale  in the upper portion of the church and music will be provided in the sancturary prior to the main portion of the evening's festivities. In addition, the Heavenly Hens will provide inspirational music as part of the program.

This year's speaker is Wayne native Lisa (Walton) Berge.

After graduating from Wayne High School in 1998, going to Wayne State College and then getting her Registered Dental Hygienist license from Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas in 2002, she moved to Omaha. She currently resides there with her husband, Jason, sons, Skyler and Jordan, and their goldendoodle, Nina.

When she's not cleaning teeth, she loves to go camping with her family, watch her boys' activities and go to Broadway shows.

Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021 following her very first mammogram at the age of 40 as recommended by her doctor.

She noted that "I am thankful to be able to be come to Wayne (for Pink Flamingo Nite) to share my survivor story."

This year's quilt raffle will include two quilts.

The first is a throw-sized quilt that was constructed by Sandra Wriedt. It is done in shades of pink and green.

The second quilt is a full-size vintage quilt that was donated by Tracy Keating.

The quilts are currently on display at F&M Bank through Sept. 29.

Raffle tickets and tickets for the event can be purchased at any of the banks in Wayne,  Missa Sue's in Laurel, The Quilt Shop in Wakefield, Midwest Bank in Pilger (tickets for the event only), the Wayne Area Economic Development Office, numerous businesses throughout Wayne and at the church office or through the event's Facebook page.

For more information on the event, contact the church office at (402) 375-2899.