Support MCT production

Dear Editor,

To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to ask for your support of an upcoming event that means a lot to the children of Tonasket, the production of Beauty Lou and The Country Beast on March 2, 2014 at Tonasket High School, 5 pm and 7 pm. Each year the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) comes to our school to give our youth the opportunity to participate in performing arts. MCT Tour/Actor Directors arrive on Monday, audition and cast our kids by that afternoon, work with them throughout the week and by Saturday the cast is ready to perform a full-scale hour long musical production.

Participating in an MCT residency teaches our kids more than just theatre. In each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal, the disabled become able, the shy experiment with bravery and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on. Throughout MCT’s

residency week, our children will have fun learning lines, songs and dances. And they’ll learn that if they work hard … if they push themselves … they can create something wonderful! It’s priceless!

Well, so we wish … This is where you come in. Because of cutbacks in support for our art programs, we need to raise money from community members.

This year’s residency will cost $2, 750 we already have $1000 in donations. Please consider a gift at any level to help ensure this program will continue in our community. A gift, of any size, will ensure your name on the program and the flyers around town! Without this program, our community will not have this tremendous opportunity.

Please mail donations to TES PTO, 35 Hwy. 20 ES, Tonasket, WA, 98855.

My deepest gratitude,

Kari Alexander