The things you will see in Glenelg's 'Seussical' [Glenelg/Glenwood/Dayton]

Howard County Times

The Glenelg High School Performing Arts Department is excited to present "Seussical the Musical" as its spring show. The first performance will be Thursday, March 2, which just happens to be Theodor Seuss Geisel's birthday. The show explores the world of Dr. Seuss, introducing you to characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, and JoJo. This story of friendship and loyalty shows the strength in being unique and the importance of standing up for your beliefs.

Evening performances will be Thursday, March 2, Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. each night. Matinee performances will be Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. All tickets will cost $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Director and choreographer Kassidy Sharp says, "Seussical has been so much fun to work on! It is so bright and colorful, from the sets, to the costumes, to the dancing, to the music. I am excited to bring this family show to our community." 

Ross Scott Rawlings serves as musical director to the cast of 60, while Kevin George directs the pit band of 15 musicians. The cast and directors hope that "Seussical" will leave audience members wanting to dance and sing throughout the show.

Congratulations to Mitchell Feaga for completing the Diamond Level of the 4-H Diamond Clover Award program. The Diamond Award includes a service learning project which is equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award. Leadership, planning and organizational skills are the focus, while the project must make a significant impact on the community and be of lasting value. Mitchell's project involved refurbishing the rifle range at the Garrett County 4-H Campground. Permanent signage was added to the range, the safety berm was extended, steps were built and lots of painting was done.

Mitchell enlisted help from former and current 4-H members, Justin and Hayden Brendel, Jason and Kevin Spicer, Billy Loveless, Brandon Writt and Mitchell's dad, Tim Feaga. With Mitchell's love for 4-H camp and his skill at competitive shooting, working on the 4-H Camp rifle range was an appropriate choice for the project. The junior at Glenelg High School has attended 4-H camp in Garrett County for seven years and will be serving as a counselor this year. Keep up the good work, Mitchell.

There will be a fundraiser at Smokin' Hot Bar & Grille in Glenwood to benefit the Glenelg High School Marching Unit on Monday, March 6. Go to http://www.glenelgbands.com/ to get the flier which you need to present to your server so that the Marching Unit will get credit for your meal. You can dine in or carry out all day long and enjoy a delicious meal while you help the students.

On Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m., the Glenelg Jazz Band will perform a concert in the Glenelg High School auditorium featuring guest musician, trombonist Jim McFalls. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from any Marching Unit student or at the door.

Pastor Susan Beck at the Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church on Burntwoods Road will again be offering Drive-By Ashes on Ash Wednesday, March 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. You can have ashes placed on your forehead and receive prayer and a blessing without having to leave your car.

It's time for Scouting for Food in Howard County. Sometime during the first week of March, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing Crew members and Girl Scouts in Howard County will distribute a bag to your home with a note asking for non-perishable and non-breakable food donations. They will return on Saturday, March 11, to collect your donation. The food will be delivered to one of the food pantries in the county. The need is great and your help is greatly appreciated to restock the shelves for the spring and summer months. If your donation does not get picked up, you can send an email to scoutingforfoodnpd@verizon.net and someone will come to get it.

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