When Dick and Mary Ann Azinger of DeWitt began making plans for an anniversary party and dance to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, they had second thoughts: “Why not take an African safari instead?”
The results of that decision can be seen when the Azingers present the final travelogue of the DeWitt Noon Lions Club season: “African Safari,” at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the DeWitt Operahouse Theater.
The Azingers chose a week-long safari in Tanzania and then took a flight to see Victoria Falls, which is situated between the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa. That decision turned out to be “the icing on the cake,” the couple says.
Looking back on their adventure, the Azingers agree: “The falls were magnificent, but it was the animals that would take us back to the Dark Continent in a heartbeat.” They describe those creatures as “gorgeous, fantastic, awesome, beautiful, captivating, encouraging and intriguing.”
The results of their decision to switch anniversary plans will be available for audiences to enjoy at Tuesday’s program.
Those who come for the travelogue are invited to stop by the Central Community Historical Museum in downtown DeWitt, located a half-block south of the theater, between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Normally closed on Tuesdays, the museum stays open on travelogue days.
Travelogue admission is a suggested $4 donation, with proceeds going to support the community projects of the DeWitt Noon Lions Club.