L-R: Dawna Morey, Lending Cupboard; AnnaMarie Lea, Cow Patti Theatre; Rudy and Marie Kiist; Marsha Glenn, Clive Resource Centre and Friends of the Library; Carol Kelly, Medicine River Wildlife Center; Kasota East camp; Kevin Broderson, Lacombe Golf and Country Club. Not pictured: Caroline Seniors.
Benefit performances of Cow Patti Theatre’s production, The Christmas Express, raised more than $23,000, which the company and Lacombe Golf and Country Club distributed to six recipients on Friday afternoon.
The six beneficiaries include: The Sawyer Kiist Passion for Life Bursary, Medicine River Wild Life Center, Kasota East Camp, Caroline Seniors, Clive Resource Center and Friends of the Library, and The Lending Cupboard.
“This is a community-based company and yes, we are a professional company but Cow Patti has always been a company I’ve insisted that people feel they belong to,” said AnnaMarie Lea, artistic producing director.
Lea said Cow Patti accomplishes that by giving back.
“And what better way to create awareness and financial gain through laughter, good food,” she said.