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The North Platte Community Playhouse will present the “Canteen Spirit Experience,” in conjunction with the Original Town Association and Rail Fest.

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Patrons will be treated to a viewing of the “Canteen Spirit” film, a panel discussion with former North Platte Canteen volunteers and soldiers, vendors and an authentic Canteen meal downtown in the historic Fox Theater, also known as the Neville Center for the Performing Arts.

This will be an amazing experience for railroad enthusiasts, history buffs or anyone who has an interest in the rich history of the North Platte Canteen, organizer Rob Martinson said.

The “Canteen Spirit” film produced by NET is an account of the residents who rallied to support the country’s men in uniform. Audiences will have the opportunity to learn firsthand from former Canteen volunteers and soldiers about the life-changing experiences they had during this time, Martinson said.

Audiences will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with these people. A canteen meal will be served after each performance.

The “Canteen Spirit Experience” will be shown one time only, at 2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 22.

Admission will be $5 per person and tickets will be sold at the door.

For questions or if you are interested in being involved in the “Canteen Spirit Experience”, contact North Platte Community Playhouse General Manager, Scott Carlson at (308) 532-8559 or Martinson at (308) 530-2233.

The Neville Center is located at 301 E. Fifth St. in North Platte.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 8/23/2013
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