News Release


Menno High School and Mount Marty College Present Generous Donation to Avera Sister James Care Center Eden Fund

Published Date3\13\2013
The Mount Marty College theatre department invited the cast and crew of Menno High School to Marian Auditorium for an extraordinary performance of their one-act play, NORA'S LOST, on Tuesday, March 5th. Over 300 people took part in the special presentation.

The play, written by Alan Haehnel, celebrates the life of Nora and her battle with Alzheimer's. During the event a free-will offering was taken, with all proceeds going to the Avera Sister James Care Center's Eden Fund. At the end of the night, over $900 was collected for the fund.

Associate Professor and Director of Theatre, Andy Henrickson, was overwhelmed by the response to the production. "I was overwhelmed by the attendance and even more so by the generous donations of those who came. I think it speaks loudly of the support that Menno High School has, and also about what a touching subject Alzheimer's is. I can't help but conclude that some of these generous donations came from people affected by the disease. I thank Betsy Knodel, the director of NORA'S LOST, for all her dedication to make this performance happen, and for the idea of taking donations for a great cause."

For more information on the production or the Mount Marty College department of theatre, please contact Andy Henrickson at 605-668-1533 or ahenrickson@mtmc.edu.