Northwest NEWS

February 1, 1999


Guest Editorial

WHS Theatre invites community support for Scotland Festival

from the Soaring to Scotland Committee

   The countdown continues and the excitement builds! As August nears, WHS Theatre Company prepares to represent WHS, Northshore School District, the City of Woodinville, and the entire Northwest as one of 19 American high schools selected to perform at the prestigious International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

   The annual festival features more than 15,000 performances, and thousands more performers and visitors. It's an opportunity of a lifetime for the 70 WHS drama students and parent chaperones making the trip under the direction of Hjalmer Anderson, WHS theatre director.

   The entire cost of the production in Edinburgh is being raised by the drama students and parents with no school or district monies. The commitment is substantial, and we hope you can help us in our goal of "Soaring to Scotland."

   Hundreds of hours by students and parents have already gone toward fundraising, and we'll be asking for your support, too. We are seeking private and corporate donations from the community, along with a host of fundraising events in the coming months.

   Your donations, either monetary or goods or services, are tax-deductible, and are very much appreciated. Contributions, payable to S2S Boosters, may be sent to: Soaring to Scotland Boosters, P.O. Box 2442, Woodinville, WA 98072 (or call 425-402-9337).

Upcoming Events

   Experience the talents of our students: WHS Theatre Company presents Picnic, by William Inge, which received the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for drama, on Feb. 26 and 27, and March 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

   Benefit with gourmet desserts On Saturday evening, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m., mingle with the "theatre" crowd over coffee and dessert, followed by a benefit performance of Picnic. Special benefit tickets will be sold in advance at school, or contact any drama student.

   Gala dinner auction: Bring your friends to this fun-filled evening on April 10. Fabulous items will be waiting for your bid. For tickets or information, call Sandra Topinka at 483-8116. (Can you help us by donating a service such as architectural or financial consultation, professional sports or arts tickets, use of a vacation home, computer software, retail goods, etc., for the silent and live auctions?)

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