Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era
March 3, 2006

School's support of food bank is no act


The Swift Middle School Acting Company is taking to the stage to raise money for the Solanco Food Bank, and it's looking for help. Under the direction of teacher Gregory Lyon, the young thespians will present two one-act plays, "The Old Folks' Home" and "Don Quixote and the Black Knight" at 7 p.m.

on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18. Reserved tickets can be purchased for $1 from any cast or crew member. Tickets will be available at the door for $2. The proceeds will go to the food bank. "We're very grateful...Swift is one of the most supportive schools. They donate through the 12 Days of Christmas" food drive, said Geri Vick, food bank director. "Right now, the food bank needs the basics (nonperishable items, including sauerkraut). The food bank can always use money," Vick added. Donated money is used to buy meat, eggs and other perishable items.The food bank served 60 families in January. "That's the most we have ever served in one month," Vick said. The organization served at least 48 families in February. "This is a fun thing to do," said Swift student and cast member Ethan Culler. "It's good to help out the community. When you have fun doing it, it's very worthwhile." Lyon, the teacher directing the production, said, "We need to give back to the community and this is a good way of doing it. A lot of the kids are in both plays...That makes it a little more interesting!" "The Old Folks' Home", written by Vern Harden, is a parody in which a budding romance adds a little excitement to the otherwise humdrum retirement activities. Cast members include Ethan Culler, Josh Green, Zach Stoner, Tyler Hart, Corey Brown, Allyson Greer, Jordyn Koveleski, Elizabeth Hess, Janique Bailey, Nicole Griggs, Brittany Cornelius, Lindsay Hagerty, Sabrina Romero, Jessica Keefer, Danyel Schoening, Amber Lewis, Heather Tran, Tara Hoak, Carley Payne, Madison Brown and Dana Rhea. "Don Quixote and the Black Knight" is a medieval-themed farce about the nobility versus the peasants. Cast members include: Danyel Schoening, Ryan Kutz, Zack Stoner, Ethan Culler, Julia Shoemaker, Carley Payne, Josh Green, Heather Tran, Lindsay Hagerty, Jordyn Koveleski, Madison Brown, Sabrina Romero, Brittany Cornelius, Travis Bare, Dana Rhea, Corey Brown, Jennifer Aument, Matt Church, Allyson Greer, John Martin, Amber Lewis, Jessica Keefer, Janique Bailey, Nicole Griggs, Elizabeth Hess and Tyler Hart.

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era; Combined Saturday edition, Mar 3, 2006 by ROXANNE TODD/CORRESPONDENT

Copyright 2006 Lancaster Newspapers Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning Company. All rights Reserved.