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Children’s Theater takes part in “Bucket Challenge”

Members of the Children’s Theater accepted the “Bucket Challenge” and helped pick up trash after rehearsal on Sunday. With just a few practices remaining until they present “Alice in Wonderland, ” the challenge was a neat stress release and cast bonding experience.

It was just last week that Kim Bridge, Executive Director of the Colleton County Arts Council, was named in the “Bucket Challenge” by Jessica Maynard, Insurance Agent for L.H. Griffith & Company. Bridge admitted she had been waiting some time for someone to challenge her finally, and she felt the timing could not have been better. Bridge decided she would like to have a little help with the challenge and after talking it over with Jenny Bunton, Director of Colleton Children’s Theater, Bridge decided to ask the cast of this year’s “Alice in Wonderland” if they would help her clean up the grounds at Colleton County High School.
Several cast members were able to stay after rehearsal on Sunday. The group decided the practice field area would be a perfect place to clean up. Ladson Fishburne, Executive Director for Keep Colleton Beautiful, met Bridge at rehearsal and had all the necessary supplies to help the group complete the challenge. Fishburne passed out vest to those that wanted to wear them, gloves to folks that wanted to keep their hands clean and grabbers to everyone that participated. Cast members that participated ran to pick up the most trash as they wanted a friendly competition with “Miss Kim” to see who could collect the most. With so many participants, the challenge did not take very long at all to completely pick up the practice field and track area, located behind the performance arts center. Fishburne was very please and even mentioned that more than a bucket was collected.
Bridge was excited to have some of the cast join her in this challenge. “This is the type of challenge we should all get behind. Litter is a big problem in the world, and I have heard the average person produces more than 4 pounds of trash per day. I thought it would be a great idea to clean up around the school since the fall semester has just started in hopes that it might make someone think twice before throwing their litter down on an area that looked so clean”, said Bridge. Members of the cast were more than willing to help, some even mentioning how it will even make them think twice before allowing a friend or family member to litter. After they finished picking up, the cast came together and challenged The South Carolina Artisans Center to pick up the next bucket. For more information about how to become part of this fun movement reach out to Keep Colleton Beautiful. You can send them a message on their Facebook page.

Christie Slocum (550 Posts)