The cast and crew of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” the fall musical being presented by Pine City High School, may be knocking on your door this Monday evening. But the students won’t be asking for candy, they will be looking for donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Pine Community Food Shelf. This is the sixth year of the community service project, with last year’s effort bringing in over 2,000 items. The students will identify themselves as members of the production and will not be wearing traditional Halloween costumes.
According to director Brad Mariska, the event serves several purposes. “First and foremost, this is a chance for students to connect with the community and think about the fact that many families are struggling financially and our Food Shelf serves a vital community purpose. It’s also a great opportunity for the community to see students engaged in service projects and to spread the word about our upcoming performances. We hope that the community will donate if they are able, and see these students not just as talented actors, singers, and dancers, but also as young people who care about others in their community.” The tradition began back in 2005, when Mariska directed his first musical in Pine City, “Godspell.”
Performances of Charlie Brown are November 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, and 19. Tickets are now on sale at several businesses or by calling 320-629-4013. Group reservations can be secured by calling 320-629-4129.