2018-11-07 / News

Dinner theatre is Tuesday, Nov. 13

DIANA ROYAL

Burke County teenagers are hitting the stage next Tuesday to shine the spotlight on a local organization that helps special needs children.

On Nov. 13, students from Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy will join forces for the 10th annual dinner theatre benefitting the Center for New Beginnings (CFNB). The event, sponsored by William Mizell Ford and held at the Burke County Office Park auditorium, will help raise money for the 150-plus children who receive services through the nonprofit organization.

CFNB director Sarah Ashe says they look forward to the dinner theatre each year. “It's a great community event,” she says, “but also great outreach for the Center.”

The CFNB treats children from all over the area with varying degrees of needs – some have learning and sensory disorders while others seek treatment for autism. No child is ever turned down for treatment.

Tuesday’s dinner theatre is one of many fundraisers that help keep the Center afloat.

EBA’s thespians, under the direction of Linda Byne, will perform their one act play “Dr. Jekyll, No Place to Hyde,” a comedy that puts a spin on the classic tale of split personality, and BCHS students will showcase their talents through a choral performance lead by director Joey Franqui. Members of both BCHS and EBA Interact clubs will be busy serving tables, and Amy Thomas’ advanced piano students will provide dinner music and intermission entertainment.

Tickets for the event are $35 and may be purchased at the Center or from a CFNB volunteer. Call the office at 706.437.0505 for information.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. followed by a blessing and dinner at 7:15. Performances will get underway at 8 p.m.

Table purchases for larger groups are also available.

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