The Katy High School Theatre Arts Booster Club has begun a service project to donate fleece blankets to residents at the Cinco Ranch Alzheimer’s Special Care Facility and the Heritage Park Nursing Home in Katy.
Students and parents involved with the Katy High School Theatre Arts Program are putting the blankets together during rehearsals of their upcoming musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The blankets are cut from soft, fleece fabric and the edges are hand tied into a decorative fringe.
“We have always helped out with other community service projects in the past, but this is our first solo project,” said Katy High School Theatre Director Rachel Smith. The idea for making blankets came to her when she saw blanket kits on sale at a local craft store. “I realized it would be cheaper if we actually cut the fabric ourselves,” Smith said, “instead of buying kits.”
The Theatre students decided to donate their blankets to residents at two local facilities because one of the senior theatre students had a grandparent at the Cinco Ranch facility. “I think students providing service to others in their community shows our kids how blessed they are,” Smith said, “and how necessary it is for them to think of others.”
The students have a goal of delivering the blankets to the residents of the communities themselves on December 10th. For more information contact Kathryn Gilliam, KTABC President, at email@example.com
Showtimes for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat are: Jan 31 – Feb 2 at 7 p.m. and Feb 3 matinee at 2 p.m. All performances will be at the Katy High School Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, visit http://www.katytheatre.com/
Robyn Smith and Payton Trahan