Monday, January 7, 2013

We're off to see the Wizard...

The Colquitt County High School choral department presents a musical every year in February.  This year, the production will be The Wizard of Oz.  Connie Fritz, the Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian, is active in the theater productions in the county and always lends a hand for the high school musical.  So when she found out that costumes were needed for 40... that's right, 40...munchkins, she put out the word on her Facebook page that she needed help.  The result...14 people showed up at the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian tonight to cut & sew costumes.  Brightly colored piles of fabric greeted us as we entered the room.  The Schwartz girls sorted the colors and organized the scraps into piles.  Amzie Cooper manned the ironing board to iron out the wrinkles.  Karla Howell, Kim Booth, Susan Kirkland, and I laid out patterns and cut out fabric.  Jop Long and Amber Schwartz serged the fabric that had been cut.  Connie organized everything, answered questions and provided bottled water & encouragement.  What a wonderful evening!  While we were working away, lively conversation could be heard.  I was able to catch up with Kim & Karla about what was happening at Sunset School.  Since my children had attended there many years ago, I had lost touch with everyday happenings.  Amber & I discussed Friends of the Library business, since she will be the president & I will be the treasurer for the next two years.  We made a good-sized dent in the piles of fabric and had plenty of fun to boot.  I'm not sure if we will have another work session, but if we do, I would encourage everyone to join us for the fun.  I can't wait to see the production in February!

Getting organized.

Sorting reds, pinks and blues.

Sorting greens, yellows and oranges.

Amber Schwartz brought her own sewing machine.  Jop Long tried to hide behind her machine.

All ages found plenty of work.

1 comment:

  1. What fun!!! Glad to hear that everyone came to help!