Crestmont Dinner Theater a hit; Hicks receives Others

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LT. COLONEL RAY PEACOCK (l), Others award recipient De De Hicks and Commissioner Linda Bond.

A breathtaking journey through time transported guests at Crestmont College’s 2003 Dinner Theater back to the Renaissance and earlier, as part of the musical production “Time and Time Again,” written and produced by cadets from the School for Officer Training.

Performances at the college on January 31 and February 1 attracted more than 8880 attendees from the local Palos Verdes community and beyond, who enjoyed the lively entertainment, including a special appearance of the Army’s 1900s Hallelujah Lassies complete with period costumes and timbrels.

Lt. Col. Raymond Peacock, president/principal of Crestmont College, welcomed a full house at all four performances, and Commissioner Linda Bond was on hand at Friday’s gala to greet guests at a special “Commissioner’s Reception.”

The Commissioner joined with Board of Advisors Chair Dr. Jim Hartman to recognize outstanding local citizen Mrs. Dolores (De De) Hicks and to personally present her with the Army’s prestigious Others Award on behalf of the college. As president and CEO of The Volunteer Center, Hicks has consistently “demonstrated dedication to serving the community for the sake of others.” Hicks’ dynamic philosophy, “Don’t ever let anything be ordinary!” is carried out daily through her talent for helping others be the best they can be.

More than $27,000 was raised. Proceeds from the Friday event will support the School for Officer Training. Saturday proceeds will be contributed to The Salvation Army World Services.

The Museum of the West opened officially that weekend, with dinner theater guests enjoying tours of the new facility and displays of Western memorabilia. The museum is open to visitors and groups free of charge, by appointment. Call (310) 265-6241 or email:

Museum memberships are now available. An annual membership is $35, and includes an official membership card, notification of special events, the Director’s Letter and special museum opportunities. Charter membership is offered this year only, until January 31, 2004, for a one-time subscription fee of $100 (plus $35 annual membership fee). Charter members will be recognized on a plaque in the museum.

Individuals wishing to leave a Salvation Army legacy may become part of the Heritage Society by participation in museum naming opportunities, which include galleries, furniture, exhibits, cultural displays and sponsorship or endowment of guest lectures and other educational opportunities. For more information on the Heritage Society, please call the Crestmont College Office of Institutional Advancement at (310) 265-6140.



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