Thursday, March 3, 2016

Oz Magic Casts Spell on Foundation Fundraiser

Photos Courtesy of John Armato

Scarecrow, Tin Man and Dorothy cut the rug during Wednesday night's final dress rehearsal.

Pottstown High School hosted two connected events Wednesday night.

Not only was it the final dress rehearsal for 'The Wiz' -- which opens Friday at 7 p.m., with another show Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. -- but the school also hosted a gala.

The Gala Dinner was put on by the Foundation for Pottstown Education to benefit the Pottstown Promise Early College program.

During the event, the Montgomery County Community College Foundation's commitment too the initiative was recognized.

It has paved the way for 28 students who are currently benefiting from the program, some of whom shared their experiences.

The Foundation for Pottstown Education hopes to raise enough money to have 40 students completed or enrolled in the early college program by the end of the next school year.

Food was provided by Bause Catering. 
The foundation's promise program allows Pottstown High School students to take classes at Montgomery County Community College for college credit.

Students who enroll can have their first year of college under their belt when they graduate from high school if they successfully complete the program.

Those who attended the dinner helped to raise money for widening the program and also got to see the full dress rehearsal for 'The Wiz.'

Here is a video I made Thursday of the performance for the elementary-age students:

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