MACC's Theater and Music Departments produced the musical Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming last week to nearly sold out crowds all three nights. In fact, Director Joyce Pauley couldn't even find a seat for herself on Thursday night. The cast and crew were stellar and the audience enjoyed the music and stories shared during the show. Saturday night's MACC Endowment for the Arts fundraiser was a sold out event. The evening, which began with a fried chicken dinner in the MACC Student Commons was enjoyed by over 115 people. The "Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Fellowship Hall" was decorated with pumpkins and gourds on the "picnic tables". Attendees played games, had their pictures taken at an old fashioned photo area, and enjoyed a hymn sing contest featuring singers from area churches. The APC Singers were the winners of the Hymn Sing with rousing versions of Give Me Jesus and His Eye is on the Sparrow. After the contest, attendees headed upstairs to the auditorium for a good old fashioned pie and cake auction with auctioneer Tom Kendrick. Over $600 was raised from the auction alone with a Texas Pecan Pie bringing in the highest bid at $100. It was a fun and exciting auction as student volunteers paraded the desserts around the audience and Kendrick rolled off quips and jabs at the speed of a Kitchen Aid mixer. Of course, the musical itself was the highlight of the evening. The event raised over $1500 for MACC arts programs. MACC wishes to thank all of the employees and community members who contributed to the musical and fundraising event whether through cowboy boots, cakes, tickets, or just showing up!
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