I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the community who supported Buckhannon Community Theatre's production of "The Sound of Music" this summer. Over 1,250 people came out to watch the show, an attendance level that has not been reached since BCT's production of "Oliver!" in 1972!
As a member of the BCT board of directors, I am grateful to all of our business sponsors and individual donors who see the value of supporting the arts in our community.
As a cast member, I will look back on this summer with fond memories of forming new friendships and watching others (especially the children) grow in their knowledge and love of the performing arts. I was blessed to be part of an extraordinary experience this summer with so many talented people who gave up dinners with their families and countless hours of sleep. I think that Buckhannon is a rare exception to author Robert Putnam's thesis that America's communities are dying in his book, "Bowling Alone."
Buckhannon as a community will survive beyond our differences, apathy, and anomie as long as community groups like BCT can give its citizens an opportunity to work together, unified with a common purpose toward a goal.