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South Point fundraiser dinner called success

Dancers from the Jeslyn Performing Arts Center perform musical number during “A Musical Evening: Winter Extravaganza” at South Point High School.  THE TRIBUNE/JESSICA ST JAMES

Dancers from the Jeslyn Performing Arts Center perform musical number during “A Musical Evening: Winter Extravaganza” at South Point High School.
THE TRIBUNE/JESSICA ST JAMES

SOUTH POINT— South Point High School’s first ever “A Musical Evening: Winter Extravaganza” fundraiser dinner Thursday evening gave everyone in attendance a night of holiday delight.

The fundraiser was to raise money for theater lights in the stage area of the high school.

“I think it went really well,” Jayshree Shah, South Point High School assistant principal and organizer of the event, said. “People really enjoyed the performances and the food that we had.”

The performances included the South Point High School choir singing a variety of holiday music, a musical performance by Marshall University’s Dr. Wendell Dobbs playing the flute and Dr. Julio Alves on guitar, a Christmas Story ballet presented by the Jeslyn Performing Arts Center, dances and songs performed by South Point and local high school students, a musical performance by the South Point High School guitar club and concluded with a variety of holiday songs by the South Point High School symphonic band.

“This was a really neat thing,” Mark Christian, South Point superintendent, said. “It’s a community event, and it’s good to get the community together and see everyone out getting ready for Christmas and watching these kids perform.”

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and Quality Care Nursing Services were platinum sponsors for the fundraiser by donating $500 or more. Dr. Joe Delalpa, the Lawrence County Republican Committee, Ohio University Southern, Terry Blake, Pyro-chem, and Rubberlite were gold sponsors by donating $180 or more and Lawrence County Recorder Sharon Hager, Robert Payne, Hall Funeral Home and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital were silver sponsors by donating more $50 or more.

“This was my first year doing this, so hopefully events like this will be bigger in the future,” Shah said. “I would like to do one big fundraiser instead of little ones throughout the year to help out academic and athletic programs.”