“It doesn’t happen very often, me being speechless,” Mitchell said. “I don’t have many words to express just how thankful I am because this was all done without any impetus from us.”
A few people active at the mission center are volunteering as ushers or staffers for the merchandise table, Mitchell said. During the intermission, he’ll take the stage to inform spectators about the work the mission does and to receive the check for the show’s proceeds.
King said that though he didn’t have an exact total yet, he figured the proceeds would top the $2,500 goal set for the show.
“It took a team effort to get this thing rolling,” said King, but “the sponsors were all on board right away.”
“It was great reception because they knew we were giving back to the community,” he added.
After Saturday’s show, the church hopes to make it the first of several lighthearted events. Each year, said King, the church hopes to bring in a comedian or musician to do a show in Logansport.
They’ll keep with the comedic theme, King said, on purpose.
“It makes the day go by quicker,” he said of laughter. “And God loves the laughter of his children.”
Sarah Einselen is news editor at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at email@example.com or 574-732-5151.