For those readers who like to travel the blogosphere, there's a new blog in town hosted by the Manatee Players. Get their latest updates and behind-the-scenes features here: http://manateeplayers.blogspot.com/.
Speaking of the Manatee Players, the troupe hosted its annual Volunteer Luncheon and awards last night. More than 120 volunteers attended the event, enjoying food cooked by artistic director Rick Kerby.
Awards presented included:
2009 Volunteer of the Year-Sandy Najmy
2009 Teen Volunteer of the Year-Jordan Seward
2009 Front of House Volunteer of the Year-Cathy Brown
2009 Office Volunteer of the Year-Lillian Pizzo
2009 Backstage Volunteer of the Year-Paige Johnson
Special awards went to Mam'selles, Manateens and Easter Seals for their contribution of volunteers throughout the season.
If interested in becoming a volunteer, call 748-5875. More than 400 area residents donate their free time at the theater.
(Pictured is teen volunteer of the year Jordan Seward with Manatee Players production manager Kristin Ribble.)
- January Holmes