NDT – Davies Theater Artistic Director Benefit

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – A benefit event to help support local drama teacher, Rebecca Saari, will be held Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9 at Davies High School in Fargo. A cabaret show and silent auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Davies High School Theater. A Thrift Sale (Re-sale) event is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Davies High School Commons.

Rebecca Saari is theatrical and artistic director and teacher of theater arts at Davies High School in Fargo. For the past ten years, she has brought the stage to life through the performances of high school artists, actors/actresses and musicians. Her smile lights up the room and her energy is contagious as she challenges each student to push themselves to grow and develop as an artist. Mrs. Saari is the mother of three wonderful children and the wife of Dr. Eric Saari, choral music teacher at Fargo North High School.

Last July, Ms. Saari was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Historically, its downfall is filled with auditions, production schedules, and many long hours at school helping prepare students for the next production. Her diagnosis is one that will require months of treatment with many adjustments to her schedule as well as many additional expenses.

Unsurprisingly, she continues to have a positive attitude and plans to handle a full schedule of fall theater productions thanks to her treatments. Ms. Saari’s extended family is not in the area, so her ‘Fargo Davies Theater Family’ (the students and parents of Davies High School Theater) are stepping up to help her by teaming up with Lend a Hand Up to organize a few fundraisers in the fall. The Lend A Hand Up program provides $5,000 in funding to stimulate generosity. “She is an inspiration and role model to so many students, we knew we had to help and support her and her family,” a Drama Mama said.

To find out more or make an online donation to the fund for the benefit of Rebecca Saari, go to: www.lendahandup.org/give

Cash gifts/checks payable to Rebecca Saari Benefit Fund” to: Gate City Bank 3100 25th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Shelly Gompf; 701-566-1665 or [email protected]

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