Vic Kleinsasser, who farms 10 miles north of Huron, has been setting up the set for the dinner theater play for 21 years.
His first stint with the stage crew was in 1980. Since 1982 he has been chairman of the stage committee.
Five of the plays he has worked on required some work on his part. They included "Cheaper by the Dozen" in 2009; "Sarah, Plain & Tall," in 2008; "Joseph" in 2007; "Sound of Music" in 2006 and "Pap's Place" in 2003.
Kleinsasser said some years he's had a committee to help him. This year has not been too tough to assemble.
He also had a part in the play in 1991 when the school presented, "One Foot in Heaven," and was a waiter at the dinner in 1988.
He graduated from James Valley Christian High School in 1974 and attended one year at Grace University in Omaha, Neb.
He worked as a hunting guide for three years in Idaho before taking over the family farm.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY TREE: He is the son of James and Wanda Kleinasser, born in Huron. He has two sisters and one brother. They are Lonna (Richard) Green of Greenville, S.C.; Dana Kleinsasser of Huron; and Mark (Paula) Kleinsasser of Huron. Paula currently is the elementary principal at James Valley.
He and his wife, Peggy, have three children. They are Darin Kleinasser of Minneapolis, Minn.; Derik (Jackie) Kleinsasser of Huron; and Desirae Kliensasser, Huron, who teaches the third grade at James Valley.
His wife formerly worked at American State Bank.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FARMING? "It's a good life," he said. "It gives me the freedom to volunteer for projects like this."
He also enjoys being outside.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE RURAL LIFE? He likes to hunt and fish and he's also a pilot. "I like living in a small community," he said.
When asked what three people who are no longer living he would like to invite to dinner, his first two choices were his grandfathers, John Tschetter and Paul Kleinsasser. "I respected both of them and knew them pretty well," he said.
His third choice is Abraham Lincoln. "He had to make some tough decisions that weren't popular," he said.
His hobbies are hunting, fishing and flying.
In five years he hopes to still be farming and doing volunteer work with the school.
He and his wife are members of Bethel Church. He is a member of the church board and both he and his wife are youth sponsors.
At one time he did some crop dusting for Dakota Air Spray of Huron.