Lincoln Community Playhouse Low-Income School Performances

Lincoln Community Playhouse on 07/10/2015

On April 15, 2015, the Lincoln Community Playhouse welcomed the entire Saratoga Elementary School – 282 kids and 30 teachers, and 200 second and third graders from West Lincoln Elementary School, for a total of 482 children, for a free performance of the play, Miss Nelson is Missing.

The children learned important lessons from the play in working together and treating people with respect.

Thanks to LAC grant funding, and generosity of Indigo Bridge Books and their customers, we were able to give copies of the Miss Nelson is Missing book to every child attending from Saratoga, and one book for each classroom from West Lincoln. Indigo Bridge Books gave us the books at cost and facilitated a book drive among their customers for donations.

We try to give children books at the Title I performances because according to statistics, in low income households, private ownership of books is one book for every 300 children. In middle income households it’s 13 books per child.

The Lincoln Arts Council gave Lincoln Community Playhouse funds to help fund two free performances for Title I schools. Click below to see photos from the event.

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