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Tri Kappa to hold 14th annual Follies

Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011

Tri Kappa Sorority will hold the 14th annual Follies Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 1 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington North High School auditorium. The entertaining evening is full of skits and performances by members of the community. It is one of Tri Kappa’s largest fundraisers and is only performed every three years.

Rich Najuch of The New Huntington Theater & Supper Club will be producing the show for 2011 and the proceeds from the show will go to scholarships and contributions for not-for-profit organizations in the community. Past Follies have allowed Tri Kappa to give over $300,000 back to the community.

The entertaining show is organized at the “Meet the Director” get-together on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 23 1/2 E. Market Street. Anyone interested in participating in the show is invited to attend. Najuch will explain the show and the various roles that will be available. Participants will then return to try-out for the part they are interested in. There will be a lead role and various supporting roles.

Practices will be held from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 30. Not all roles will rehearse on every night of the practice dates. A practice schedule will be handed out at Meet the Director night.

Rich Najuch of The New Huntington Theater & Supper Club will be producing the show for 2011 and the proceeds from the show will go to scholarships and contributions for not-for-profit organizations in the community. Past Follies have allowed Tri Kappa to give over $300,000 back to the community.

A Follies Legs Contest is also in the works in which cash will decide the best calves in the county. Several Huntington County residents have “uncovered” their legs for the contest and canisters bearing a portrait of the participant’s legs are set in various locations around the county for donations. Cash will be collected in the canisters up until the night of the final Follies performance. The entrant with the highest total contributions will win the “top legs” title.

The entrants are Mop Ladies Helen Peare, Judy Frischman, Diana Dean, Marj Hiner and Rose Wall; BreAnne Dyer, HNHS girls’ basketball coach; Aaron Cripe, HNHS boys’ basketball coach; John Easterday, executive vice president Bippus State Bank; Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce; Jeff Kyle, commander of the Huntington County Jail; Tracey Shafer, superintendent of the Huntington County Community School Corporation; Tami Hahn,  Lehman Floor Covering; Andy Eads, The Herald-Press and Richard Strick, pastor of St. Peter’s First Community Church.  Canisters for all 10 entrants are available at the Edward Jones office of financial advisor Nicole Johnson, Follies co-chairman, 1924 N. Jefferson Street. In addition checks designated for a specific contestant can be mailed to Johnson’s office. Photos for the contest were provided by Portraits by JoLene.