On Thursday night, October 30th, Kindness Counts will present the big MMS Variety Show 2 in our fine auditorium, from 7:00 to 9:15. We did the first big benefit show last May, playing to a very large and enthusiastic audience. By popular demand, Variety Show 2 has been scheduled. Vocalists, dancers, bands, poetry recitation, and a variety of specialty acts will entertain every member of the audience. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades – plus MMS alumni and several teachers – will put on a fast-paced show which will be suitable for the entire family. The purpose of this important fundraiser is to extend a friendly hand of assistance to the wonderful children of Darién, Panamá. In order to establish a permanent virtual bridge between the two Dariens, we need to help the beautiful Nicanor School we are sponsoring to get set up with the technology to enable them to blog, videoconference, and share their thoughts and their culture with the rest of the world. We hope to continue our assistance to our new friends with the proceeds from the Variety Show and such associated campaigns as the sale of Darién/Darien T-shirts.
First Selectwoman Mrs. Evonne Klein attended the first Variety Show performance in May, and read a special proclamation, making Tuesday, May 27th, Darién a Darien Day in Darien, Connecticut. On this special day, we paused to reflect on our connection to the “original” Darién, in Panamá. We also officially began the construction of our virtual bridge between the two communities on this historic day – the first of its kind in our town.
The first Variety Show was definitely a highlight of the school year. The large audience included our distinguished Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Fiftal; our wonderful Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Falcone; and our much-loved MMS Principal, Dr. Boccanfuso. So many talented students performed – along with gifted teachers, Señorita Spencer, Ms. Warren, and Mr. Kennan. Numerous teachers splendidly supported the first-rate technical crew. There were songs, dances, instrumental selections, novelty acts, a comedy sketch and a magic act….something for every taste. It was truly a variety show, in every sense of the term. A special presentation regarding Darién, and the fine work of the Fundación Pro-Niños de Darién, helped to explain to the audience our reason for presenting this benefit show. Everyone had a good time – and we are thankful for the strong support offered by the entire Middlesex community. The diligence and enthusiasm of each member of the team made this special event possible.
VARIETY SHOW 2 COMES TO MIDDLESEX MIDDLE SCHOOL OCTOBER 30, 2008
In order to continue our support for the Nicanor School which we are happily sponsoring in Darién, Panamá, we are presenting another Variety Show on the evening of Thursday, October 30th in our Middlesex auditorium. Many excellent performers who are members of the Middlesex community will be featured in this benefit show. Working together, it is our hope that perhaps we may be able to raise enough to construct the Nicanor School’s first-ever playground, and to acquire more books for the library they are now constructing. Let’s be certain to reserve that night on our calendars and to support our school’s exciting Darién a Darien project through the 2008-2009 term.
El Espectáculo 2
Presentamos nuestro primer espectáculo en el auditorio de MMS jueves, el 22 de mayo, a las 7:00 de la noche. Como saben todos, tenemos muchos estudiantes que cantan, bailan, tocan instrumentos, y que tienen tanto talento que todo el mundo quiso asistir a esta función tan linda. El propósito del espectáculo fue la recaudación de fondos para ayudarles a nuestros amigos de la Escuela Nicanor con la construcción de una biblioteca, con un salón de cómputo.
La alcaldesa de Darien, Connecticut – la Sra. Klein – vino, para leer su proclamación sobre “El Día Darién” aquí en nuestro pueblo. Ese día especial, en el cual celebrará cada año el pueblo entero nuestra conexión con el Darién original (en Panamá) será martes, el 27 de mayo.
Estamos empezando a construir ese puente….y el 30 de octubre, presentaremos otro Espectáculo aquí en el colegio Middlesex para la recaudación de fondos con el propósito de apoyar a nuestros ahijados y amigos de la Escuela Nicanor. Hay cantantes, bandas, músicos de toda clase, pianistas, números cómicos, y muchísimo más. Estaremos vendiendo camisetas con el diseño Darien a Darién. Todo lo que recibimos va a ayudar y apoyar a nuestros amigos de la Escuela Nicanor. ¡Vamos pa´ adelante!