"Twenty-Four Hours of the Arts" Raises More Than $1,300 for Relay for Life

April 03, 2008

fingerpaintingOn March 28 and 29, members of Mount Union College's Drama and Theatre Society, MUC Players, held their second annual "Twenty-Four Hours of the Arts" to raise money for The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The event was held in the Rodman Playhouse and Cope Fine Arts Building.

The evening kicked off at 6 p.m. Friday night and continued through 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the event was $5, and included all of the musical and dramatic performances that were offered throughout the twenty-four hour period. The highlights included the appearance of local bands "Ram in the Bush," and "The Bee's Knees" and performances by "Laughing Stock," Mount Union's comedic Improvisation group. This year's event also featured finger painting, and an Improvisation forum with Penny Cole, visiting professor of theatre. Handmade jewelry, soaps, scarves and Afghans, among other handmade items were sold in the hallways of Cope.

"We were really impressed with the response from the student body," said Amanda Tweddell, president of MUC players. According to Brittany Kugler, one of the event's organizers, "The weekend was a complete and utter success.  We quadrupled what we made last year.  Now that we just completed our second year, the event has gained popularity and organization! We made $1,338.07 for Relay for Life!"
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