Monday, October 24, 2011

Branson Theater League to deliver $50,000 to Joplin Tuesday

(News release)

The League of Branson Theatre Owners and Show Producers says it will deliver a check to Joplin Tuesday to help with tornado relief efforts. The organization hosted the Branson Cares telethon in June at The Mansion Theatre.

Dozens of Branson area entertainers performed during the telethon broadcast nationwide on television, radio, and the internet. The theatre league has said it would donate all of the proceeds to St. John’s Hospital, The Joplin School District’s Music Department and St. Mary’s School in Joplin.

An email over the weekend announcing the check presentation said it would take place Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 at the site of St. John’s temporary hospital. The hospital took a direct hit from the deadly twister May 22nd.

The theatre league has already given 50-thousand dollars toJoplin since the telethon. 45-thousand went to the Joplin High School band, while 5-thousand was sent to St. Mary

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