Cinderella finally goes to the ball
BERRYVILLE -- Fourth grade students performed "Cinderella, KIDS" on Jan. 16 for two packed audiences.
Even though rehearsals and the original performance date were postponed, students did an excellent job, and the audience was thoroughly entertained. Over 100 students participated from the fourth grade classes in the production directed by intermediate music teacher Dr. Desiree Atchley.
Instead of charging admission, students decided to give back to their community. Fourth graders collected 90 staple food items from the audience as well as proceeds from DVD sales of their performance for Loaves and Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.
Student cast members Nicholas Prpich, Emily Blodgett, Aly Morris, Emily Morgan, Thomas Hayden, Alyssa Lee and Eden Wilson made the presentation to Jeanne Thompson, treasurer of Loaves and Fishes.
The $305 raised by the students will help support the Food for Hungry Kids Program coordinated through Mercy Hospital, the school, and the food bank. This program provides supplemental weekend food for those students who are most dependent upon the federal breakfast and lunch program.
"No child should be hungry over the weekend," said Mrs. Thompson.
Atchley would like to thank the parents, staff and administration for their support of the intermediate music program. The cast would also like to thank Bekah Wilson, Schel Seel, Rhonda Mock, Erin Brewer, Alaina Seel and Michelle Jewsbury for their extra time in helping with the production.
Loaves and Fishes Food Bank is located at 301 Bunch Springs Rd. opposite the Berryville Cemetery. The food bank distributes salvage, donated and USDA commodity foods to income eligible households residing in Carroll County. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and evening hours from 4 to 6 on Tuesdays.
Loaves and Fishes is an equal opportunity provider to income eligible Carroll County residents. Those seeking food need to sign an income statement, show picture identification, identification for all family members and proof of Carroll County residency. Usually households are served on the first day they apply.