Kent: Theater fundraiser, Demon Dress Drive coming up

January 29, 2014 

They may be bitter enemies on the football field, but when it comes to doing for others, Warner Robins High School and Northside High School are on the same team.

Both schools have fundraising events coming up.

Northside High will hold two special benefit productions of their One Act state championship play, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Ray Horne Theatre for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.

Proceeds from the “Thoroughly Modern Millie” encore performances will help fund the trip of three Northside students to attend the International Thespian Festival and perform in an all-state production of “In the Heights.”

The show will first be in production at the state Thespian Conference in Columbus and then at the International Conference in Lincoln, Neb. The expenses for the trip are about $900 per student.

Will Crouch, Brianna Roberson and J’Quan Guiley will be representing Northside. Roberson was chosen as the Best Actress in the AAAAA at the 2013 One Act state competition held this past fall.

All proceeds from the two performances will go toward the expenses of the three students.

Across town, Warner Robins High School is gearing up for its eighth annual Demon Dress Drive, which will be held on March 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rockin’ R Café at the school.

The premise behind the dress drive is simple. The school collects gently used formal dresses and sells them at unbelievably low prices. Those prices haven’t been set yet, but in the past most were less than $50 with average being about $30.

The sale is open to the public, and the low cost of the dresses helps girls who might not be able to afford a prom dress. The money raised from the sale is all donated to an organization -- this year the Wounded Warriors Project.

Donations are currently being accepted -- gently used formal, semi-formal and bridal wear.

Because girls come in all sizes, the Demon Dress Drive needs all size dresses.

The school asks that donated dresses be in good condition, freshly dry cleaned and in a hanging bag. Anything formal goes, from the bridesmaid dress from your sister’s wedding to your own prom dress. What you might consider old and outdated could be vintage to a teenager.

While it is a dress drive -- the Demons haven’t forgotten the boys either. Donations of dress shirts and ties are also being accepted.

Contact Warner Robins High at 478-929-7877 for more information.

Contact Alline Kent at 478-396-2467 or allinekent@cox.net.

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