Community

Musical benefit planned

A benefit for a local youngster battling leukemia is planned for Jan. 10.

A catered dinner will accompany the musical “Frog and Toad,” performed by students from Michelle’s Studio of Dance. The event takes place at the White River High School theater, 26928 120th St. E.

The dinner, catered by Mama Stortini’s, will include pasta selections, vegetables and bread; drinks will be sold separately.

Tickets are being sold at the dance studio between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 5. Tickets also can be purchased online by visiting ticketsales@msodance.com. The cost is $5 for the show. Dinner is $15 for those 11 and older; $10 for kids 6 to 11; and $5 for those 5 and younger.

Dinner will be served at 4 p.m., the musical begins at 5 and a second dinner session will be offered after the show.

Proceeds will benefit the Yantzer family, whose son Matthew has leukemia.

Matthew was a student at Mountain View Middle School, but has had to withdrawn from school while battling his disease.

His mother Lynn reports that Matthew received a bone marrow transplant, with the donation coming from his younger sister, and is doing well despite periodic setbacks.

“All in all, everything went well,” Lynn Yantzer said, noting that her son is hoping to return to school for the fall 2009 term.

EMAIL NEWSLETTERS

Latest news, top stories, and community events,
delivered to your inbox.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 1 edition online now. Browse the archives.