Holidays on Broadway Raised over $9,000
“Holidays on Broadway “ Dinner Theatre Charity Fundraiser was held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. A silent auction with 41 tempting items and a Giving Tree contributed to the fundraising success. All proceeds will benefit the LWRWC ‘s adopted 501(c)(3) charities, HOPE Family Services, SMART (Sarasota Manatee Association of Riding Therapy) and SOLVE Maternity Homes.
Attendees enjoyed holiday songs performed by the very talented Belle Canto Women’s Vocal Ensemble, a gourmet dinner, and music and dancing provided by JB Baxter from More than Music. The highlight of the evening was a musical show performed by Jeffery Kin, Managing Artist Director of the incomparable Players Centre for Performing Arts. Performers, Eliza Morehouse, Kay Siebold and Nancy Creighton, wowed the audience with their magnificent vocal and dancing talents.
Jeffery charmed the audience with a rendition of “We Need A Little Christmas” and Eliza ‘s voice matched the title of the song she sang- “Astonishing” from the Broadway Show, Little Women. Kay and Nancy performed a crowd-pleasing tap dance routine to “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” followed by a group sing-along finale to the ever popular classic – “White Christmas.”
Thanks to Sponsors and Chairs
In her opening remarks, Event Chair, Monika Templeman, gave her sincere thanks to the Holidays on Broadway Committee, including Nan Sheldon-Martin, Silent Auction Chair; Kathleen Cleveland, Registration Chair ; Eileen Buzzard, Giving Tree Chair, Allyson Sokol, Decoration Chair/Event Photographer and Committee Members Cheryl Breining, Helene Levin, Janet Dobbs, Lilly Chaddha, MaryLee Danahy, Regina Napoli, Sharon Wright, Ann Sledz, and Christine Greene.