Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka Junior Provided Pure Imagination to Audience and Donations to Hunter’s Hope


Hunter's Hope: Providing Hope to Mason Intermediate!

The Children's Theatre of Mason enjoyed another shining moment this past weekend with its production of Willy Wonka Jr. The event featured a broad range of young local talent, including students from Mason, Kings, Lebanon, Lakota and Franklin. For this production, CTM teamed with Hunter’s Hope, a local organization with the mission of meeting the basic needs of students at Mason Intermediate School by providing a healthy breakfast every morning to kids that may not receive one otherwise. Hunter's Hope also provides needy families with extra food, donated by local merchants and restaurants, to fill their weekend needs. The organization was launched by retired Mason Intermediate Principal Cathy Hunter, who believed that all students needed a healthy breakfast in order to perform well in school.

To help Hunter's Hope with its mission, CTM asked its audience to provide hygiene products or non-perishable food items. Cash donations were accepted to cover school activity fees. CTM is also donated tickets to Willy Wonka Jr. to Hunter’s Hope to share the joy of theatre with families that may not be able to attend otherwise. CTM’s cast families and audience brought over 300 items to be given to Hunter’s Hope.

“CTM is proud to support such a caring group of volunteers that work every day all school year and throughout the summer to help Mason kids be the best that they can be no matter their economic background,” said Karen Kilgore, Board Member for The Children’s Theatre of Mason. “Like Charlie, many children face difficult financial situations which deny them basic needs such as a nutritional breakfast before school. And while we can't work the magic of Willy Wonka, we can do our part to improve the lives of children in our community most in need.”

“CTM gives young people an extraordinary opportunity to discover the magic of theatre,” added Kilgore. “And this production was that much more special because we also gave them the chance to learn about Hunter’s Hope and to help meet the essential needs of some very deserving children within our community.”

You can contribute with a gift for Hunter's Hope by clicking the DONATE button provided. All proceeds made thru this PayPal link will go directly to Hunter's Hope.