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ABOUT TOWN: Little Theatre of Stoughton's Fundraiser for Family of Shayla Lutz a Success

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MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS! Little Theatre of Stoughton hosted a Mystery Dinner Theatre on Saturday night, Nov. 3, to benefit the family of Shayla Lutz. Shayla, 3, was killed in a pedestrian accident in September on Central Street, in front of the Hansen Elementary School.

Shayla's older sister, Ashleigh, has appeared in shows with the Little Theatre of Stoughton and the family is involved with the group, so Little Theatre of Stoughton wanted to help the Lutz family.

The Little Theatre presented "Abduction at the YMCA" before a capacity crowd in the auditorium of the Old Colony YMCA in Stoughton.

The play starred Bob DeLuca as Director Cecil B. DePill, and was the story of a director trying to fill an open position in his theatrical production, which is complicated by the audition of his girlfriend (while his wife was out with his best friend), a talented young actress, and the floozy of a mob boss. Hilarity ensues.

The cast also featured Linda D'Amore, A.J. MacQuarrie, Jeanette Champagne, Rich Morton, Kellie McGrath, Rick Johnson, Izzy Johnson, Jill Higgins, Jan Jones, Tom Karnes, and Sarah Flanagan.  

The fundraiser was a success due to the hard work of cast members and crew, as well as the kindness of a number of local businesses.

It also helped that the Prone Family Foundation dropped $1,000 at the event for the Lutz Family Trust. An amazing dinner (with awesome desserts) was served by Peppercorns at the YMCA.  

Those donating to the success of the event included Old Colony YMCA (which donated the hall), Green Energy Concepts LLC, Cheng Du, Stoughton Bakery, Gowell's Candy, Hilliard's Candy, Bertucci's, Pub 99, Owen O'Leary's, Signature Style Salon, David Lambert Geneology, Walgreen's, Shaw's Supermarket, Fantastic Sam's, Starbuck's Coffee, Classic Pizza, Stop & Shop, Costco, Milwharf Restaurant, Raddison Hotel in Plymouth, Tranquil Sap, Nantucket Gift Basket, Stoughton Community Events Committee, Kristen and Sam Gift Basket, Andre's Liquors, Ardis Johnson, Tori Heinlein, Rentals Unlimited, and French Memories.  

Did you miss the fundraiser? A trust fund for the Lutz family has been established at the Stoughton Co-Operative Bank. Donations may be made to The Lutz Family Trust at either of the Stoughton Co-Operative Bank's branches on Park Street or mailed to the Lutz Family Trust, c/o Stoughton Co-operative Bank, PO Box 446, Stoughton, MA 02072.

Check out photos from the show in the media gallery.

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FIRST PARISH FAIR A FUN TIME! First Parish Universalist Church, located in Stoughton Center, held their Annual Fall Fair on Nov. 2 and 3. Reverend Jeff Symynkywicz worked the book and CD room, and other volunteers manned the main floor and the refreshment tables. A great time was had by all! Check out photos in the gallery.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  To Mike Jarvis, a Stoughton High grad, who now resides in Watertown; to Judy Dostoomian, a Stoughton-based makeup artist with Laura Mercier Regional Makeup Artists; and to Denise Pushee, a Stoughton native, who is a hair stylist at L.A. Express in Stoughton.

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Snyder's Stoughton November 06, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Jan Jones tells me that she will be handing a $3000 check to the family! Well done, everyone!

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