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Fundraiser benefits Red Cross

October 5, 2013
By PAUL LaPANN , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Last Saturday evening, the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Actors Guild of Parkersburg and the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Culinary Academy collaborated on a fundraiser to benefit the Red Cross. Chef/instructor Gene Evans at the culinary school, 707 Market St., opened the facility's kitchen and dining facilities for Red Cross volunteers to prepare and serve a baked spaghetti dinner, working with Evans, for the guests. The Red Cross plans to look at possibly using the culinary center as a food-preparation facility for disaster training, said Sharon Kesselring, local Red Cross official. After the dinner, the participants walked across the street for an 8 p.m. performance of "Dracula" at the Actors Guild theater. The guild donated about 150 seats for the Red Cross benefit. "It was an amazing show," Kesselring said, noting the "subtle connection" between Dracula and the Red Cross. Many at the Red Cross fundraiser had never attended a show at the Actors Guild before, Kesselring said.

 
 

 

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