Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Magnolia Power Women to stage play to try to raise $20,000

by Rachel Lane/Times-Georgian

Several Carroll County women will portray strong Southern characters in an attempt to raise money.

In a production of “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling, members of the nonprofit Power of the Purse will be acting, directing, designing costumes and building sets for an August performance. The show is replacing the Hair Ball as the August fundraiser for Power of the Purse, a Community Foundation organization.

Money from the tickets will be used to help fund two local programs, from Darkness to Light, which helps people learn to recognize the signs of child abuse, and the Legacy Council, a mentoring program for high school girls.

“We’re hoping to expand those two initiatives,” said show director Cindy Denney.

The Hair Ball has raised about $5,000 each of the three years it has been in existence. This year, in an attempt to raise $20,000, Denney suggested a production of “Steel Magnolias.”

“It’s such a true Southern story,” she said. “It’s about women who tease each other but are really best friends, larger-than- life characters.”

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