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Readying for the footlights

Lights, camera, action!
It’s time once again for the 14th annual Footlights Drama Camp, sponsored by the Lincoln Theatre Guild.
This year’s theme for the camp is Fantasy, Folly and SciFi.
The camp is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through July 14 and again from July 17-21.
According to a release from SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR of Denver, the theme was developed based on feedback from previous camp attendees and their desire for variety in the performances and experiences the children would enjoy.
“We are excited about this year’s theme as it brings something for children of all walks of life,” said Kelly Abernethy, drama camp program coordinator for the theater guild. “It gives them all the opportunity to be a shining star.”
Participation is open to anyone from second to 12th grade.
“Not only will children enjoy the variety but so will audiences, with plays ranging from fantasy and western settings to woodland characters and alien adventures.”
In keeping with the program’s 14-year tradition, area students from Lincoln County schools were selected by faculty or peers for scholarships to attend one of the two week-long camps.
Scholarship recipients were Genevieve Allan of Lincoln Charter School, Denver; Brittney Anthony, West Lincoln High School; Sarah Boston, Pumpkin Center Middle School; Patti Harlan, Lincoln Charter School, Lincolnton; Bev Jones, East Lincoln Middle School; Emily O’Hare, Lincoln Charter School, Denver; and Brittany Pender, East Lincoln High School.
Sandy Mason is a long-time supporter of the program and a parent of the attendees.
She also serves as vice president of development for the guild’s board of directors.
She said the camp is a wonderful place to foster a child’s confidence and imagination.
“We are proud to continue to offer these scholarships as well as bring this summer activity to area children again this year,” said Mason. “This year’s theme will have something everyone can embrace and have fun with.”
Cost to attend the camp is $95 per week. Students in Lincoln County, through an arrangement with Lincoln Charter School, get a $10 discount.
Due to the growing popularity, LTG expanded the camp beginning in 2004 to two one-week sessions.
Final performances for the camp will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14, for east Lincoln and Friday, July 21, for Lincolnton.
For more information on the final performances, call Sandy Mason at (704) 483-0515.
by Special to the LTN

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