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Basket Raffle Proceeds to Support AWARE

3/26/2014 —

“But wait, there’s more—“That’s what the pitchman on television says, and while it is often a gimmick, sometimes the tease is true.  The Penn State Shenango Drama Club production of Music and Memories: A Talent Show with a Twist! is reason enough to come to the Penn State Shenango Auditorium on April 4, 5, or 6 (7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday). 

The production features outstanding singers and musicians, a dance number, martial arts, a novelty number, and a parody of Orson Welles’ version of The War of the Worlds as the storyline tying together all the acts.  That is certainly a lot of entertainment for a small amount of money:  $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and $3 for children under age 5.  But wait, there’s more!

Just like the show, the 30 baskets to be raffled off as a benefit for AWARE of Mercer County offer something for everyone.  Two large baskets headline the offerings:  First, a spaghetti dinner basket with all the fixings, including wine, plus a $50 gift card; and second, a Penn State-themed basket, with August Wendell Forge items and stemware, jewelry, and other items featuring Penn State colors.  But wait, there’s more!

Vera Bradley-brand items, Fiesta Ware, jewelry, Quaker Steak and Lube items, a crewel art picture, prints, gardening items, photo frames and albums, assorted greeting cards, handyman accessories, a seashell basket, and rock specimens to thrill the rock hound—all of these are available, and so much more! 

The basket raffle winners will be drawn on Sunday afternoon.  A 50/50 raffle held during intermission at each performance will also benefit AWARE.  AWARE is a victim services agency dedicated to eliminating domestic/sexual violence in Mercer County, PA.  Basket raffle tickets are $5 for 26 tickets.

The original radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds took place as a Halloween scare in 1938, and presented a series of simulated news bulletins, which convinced many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was taking place.  It was broadcast nationally from New York City, and the target of the Martian invasion was across the river in New Jersey.   Penn State Shenango’s version of the story will be set closer to home, but the city devastated by the Martians won’t be revealed in advance.  And the city might be different with each performance.

For more information about the talent show, contact the Office of Student Affairs, 724-983-2836.




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