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On December 19, The Katy High School Theatre Arts Booster Club delivered 62 hand-made fleece blankets to residents at the Cinco Ranch Alzheimer’s Special Care Facility and at the Heritage Park of Katy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

Theatre students and Booster Club members made a total of 62 blankets to donate, 31 for each facility.  They worked on the project during rehearsals of their upcoming musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.  The blankets were cut from soft, fleece fabric and the edges were hand tied into a decorative fringe. 

“The residents were genuinely thrilled to receive the blankets, said Booster Club President Kathryn Gilliam.  Gilliam accompanied students, Hope Deverney and Shelby Barnhardt, to deliver blankets to the Cinco Ranch facility.  “One lady immediately wrapped hers around her shoulders like a shawl,” Gilliam shared, “another resident, Ms. Maria, said it was so soft she would sleep with it.” 

Katy High School Theatre Director, Rachel Smith said, “I think students providing service to others in their community shows our kids how blessed they are and how necessary it is for them to think of others.”

“I’m very proud of the Booster Club and the Theatre Students for making the effort to make these blankets during rehearsals for the musical,” Gilliam added.  

Showtimes for Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat are:  Thursday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.  Sunday Feb 3 matinee at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at the Katy High School Performing Arts Center.  For ticket information, visit http://www.katytheatre.com/.             

For more information contact Kathryn Gilliam, KTABC President, at kathrynkamishgilliam@yahoo.com.












The students pictured are Hope Deverney and Shelby Barnhardt. They are pictured delivering blankets to the residents of the Cinco Ranch Alzheimers Special Care Facility.