Theatre fundraiser for the sweet tooth
The thought of the famous Krispy Kreme donuts available locally has ‘sweet tooths’ excited.
The new Deniliquin Theatre Group is taking orders for the popular treat to raise funds for a local production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in November.
Members have already received a tremendous response, taking down a number of Krispy bookings from the community.
Anyone interested has until July 20 to fill out their order form which can be picked up from local business Imperative Apps in Cressy St, and the donuts will arrive for pick-up at noon on August 4 at the Deniliquin Sports Stadium.
Imperative Apps director Anthony Myatt and his wife Sara came up with the idea after noticing Krispy Kreme offer special prices for fundraisers.
Mr Myatt said they thought this would be a good change from the usual fundraisers.
‘‘It’s not the classic barbecue or chocolate boxes people normally do.
‘‘My wife and I got involved with the group out of interest and moved into a more administrative role which is why we are running the fundraiser.
‘‘I will be heading down to Melbourne the night before and picking them up fresh in the morning to bring back,’’ he said.
Orders for a dozen original cost $20 and assorted $24.
Deniliquin Rotary Club is also furthering the Theatre Group’s cause, donating $500 last week.
Theatre Group organiser Sam Willis said they were overwhelmed with the do- nation from Rotary’s Martin Wilmshurst.
‘‘Martin said he was part of a theatre group when he was younger and I think with his background he understands how much it means for kids to be a part of a production.
‘‘We have budgeted about $2000 for the production to cover the rights of the play, costumes and other costs,’’ he said.
■ Deniliquin Theatre Group organiser Sam Willis accepting a cheque from Deniliquin Rotary Club’s immediate past president Martin Wilmshurst.