Ringgold, GA (WDEF) – Last year, the Ringgold High School Performing Arts program raised nearly $30,000 for a nonprofit organization with their performance of “Catch Me If You Can.”
The program has been so successful that program officials say they now make it a regular activity.
The RHSPA announced the creation of “Center Stage”. Each season, the program will select a local charity to receive funds from a dedicated performance.
To help kick off the “Center Stage” program, cast members of the upcoming musical “Mary Poppins” will provide kite kits to hospitalized patients at Erlanger Children’s Hospital on October 4th.
Meg Asciolla is a senior at Ringgold High School and stars in the school’s production of “Mary Poppins.” Meg said once she saw the impact she and her peers had with last year’s production, they weren’t ready to stop giving back.
“The whole cast was involved in wanting to give back. A lot of us just, last year with the ‘Save Ukraine’ effort, we realized we didn’t want it to be a one-off thing, so we thought of other ways to give back, but closer within our community,” Asciolla said. town of Erlanger.”
The first recipient of the central stage will be Erlanger Children’s Hospital.
Ringgold students will next perform the iconic musical “Newsies” on March 4.
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