South Whidbey Record


Whidbey Children’s Theater benefit succeeds | NOTABLE

June 6, 2013 · Updated 1:42 PM

Musical Director Matt Bell shows enthusiasm in leading his troops stationed on the stage behind him. /

On Saturday, May 18, Whidbey Children’s Theater held its second fundraising auction, “There’s No Place Like Home!” to raise money to keep the curtains up on the kind of programming that gives South Whidbey youths a place to find and develop their creative voice and build self-esteem, in an environment that embraces the whole person and emphasizes support, collaboration and trust.

Auctioned items that night were donated almost entirely by the businesses and individuals of Whidbey. From exotic Turkish rugs, gorgeous bronze sculptures and oil-paintings to auto detailing, concierge services and movie tickets, hotels, inns, restaurants, bookstores, veterinarians, pet services, boxing, wineries, the list seemed endless.

Whidbey Children’s Theater is grateful to all who made its auction a success.

“Your generosity will have a direct impact on the health and happiness of the children of this community. Each dollar earned that night came from items you donated and represents another opportunity for a young person in this community to find and develop their creative voice,” said Cait Cassee, interim executive director. “Each contribution will open doors for children that are currently being closed in our local schools due to lack of funding and declining enrollment, and stands for dynamic programming that brings WCT closer to new collaborations with other arts groups in this wonderful community we all share.

“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, and look for us in your stores, galleries, theaters and restaurants soon!”


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