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Monday, May 27, 2013by millie.lange

Three Chicks and a Stage and the Effingham Performance Center presents "Song of the Soldier: A Tribute to Our Military" Monday, May 27, Memorial Day at 3 p.m. This fifth annual show honors veterans and military with music, acting and historical tributes. The cast includes veterans, musicians, actors and representatives from local veteran's organizations. One of the highlights of this year's show will be photos of local veterans and the military being shown on the big screen. The Chicks are asking for input from the community in making this possible. To submit a photo, email to by May 1. Include the service member's name, branch of service and dates and places he or she served.

Tickets are all general admission and are on sale now. You can order tickets online at by clicking on "Song of the Soldier" in the banner section of the homepage or at The Effingham Performance Center, 217-544-2788, during box office hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $14 for adults and $8 for veterans, military and children under 12. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Central Illinois Honor Flight.

After the show, come to the Knights of Columbus Hall for the Central Illinois Honor Flight Fundraiser Dinner. The dinner will be served from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., tickets are $8 and WWII veterans eat free. The K of C Hall is located at 1501 W. Fayette Ave. in Effingham.

For help or further information, contact Carol Hourigan at 217-347-6670.