Non-Profit Hosts Humorous Event in Effort to Raise Interest on Missouri Policy Issues


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Topics like the state budget and tax policy are probably pretty boring for most, but a state watchdog organization hosted a humorous event tonight in an effort to raise awareness for the non-profit.

“Well if you don’t know who we are, my name is Bertha Bumelon and this is my dearest friend Vera Carp and we are fresh off a plane from Tuna, Texas. Cheers. Yes!”

Entertainers Beth Domann and Mark Gideon performed a skit and told jokes tonight for a crowd at the Double Tree Hotel on North Glenstone.

Both have worked for Springfield Little Theater.

Bass musician Shaun Munday also sang.

A group called ‘The Missouri Budget Project’ put on a “friend-raising” event tonight to build relationships and get people interested in Missouri policy issues.

The non-profit was formed during major budget shortfalls 15 years ago and still works to show transparency in the Missouri legislature.

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