ITS preps for Halloween food fundraiser
Bordentown Regional High School's Thespian Troupe 6803 will once again participate in the 2016 Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat fundraiser. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat is a national community service program for ITS member schools to collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks. Thespian troupes from across the country will collect food on Halloween.
Theater students from Bordentown Regional will collect food donations dressed in costumes during the local Trick or Treat activities on Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Instead of trick-or-treating for candy, these students will be collecting canned food and other pantry items. These donations will go to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Bordentown. Thousands of pounds of food will be collected in one night across the country, giving organizations the ability to help thousands of local people. Bordentown residents, as well as residents of surrounding cities, are encouraged to donate canned goods and non-perishable pantry items to help the troupe reach its goal of collecting 4,500 pounds of food.
Donations for the Trick Or Treat So Kids Can Eat Food Drive are also being collected in the main offices of all Bordentown Regional School District buildings throughout October.
In 2010, the donations of the Bordentown community helped Troupe 6803 to surpass their original goal of 1,000 pounds and ultimately donate 2,002 pounds of food. For this, Bordentown Regional High School ITS Troupe #6803 was awarded the 2010 Harvest Excellence Award by the International Thespian Society. In six years of participation in the program, Troupe 6803 has collected over 17,000 pounds of donations.
Bordentown Regional High School's Thespian Troupe 6803 would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who donated in the past, and hopes that the generosity of their community will help them once again exceed their donation goal.
The Bordentown Regional High School Theater Club and Stage Crew are part of the International Thespian Society, an honor organization for students who excel in the theatrical arts. The BRHS Thespian Troupe 6803 has produced students who are not only performers, but directors, designers, technicians, leaders, and community activists. Their annual season of dramas, comedies, children’s theater, musicals, festivals, and one act plays have garnered BRHS numerous awards and nominations from the New Jersey State Thespian Festival, the International Thespian Festival, the New Jersey Theater Night Awards, and the Greater Philadelphia Cappies Awards.