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Academies of Jonesboro High School spring musical “a shoe-in” for foster care

Source: KAIT-TV  Shoe boxes piling up in donation boxes located in the Center for the Performing Arts at the Academies at Jonesboro High School. Source: KAIT-TV Shoe boxes piling up in donation boxes located in the Center for the Performing Arts at the Academies at Jonesboro High School.
Source: KAIT-TV  Justus Sawyer in the role of 'Prince Charming." Gianna Hudson is 'Cinderella" in The Academies at Jonesboro High School's spring musical. Source: KAIT-TV Justus Sawyer in the role of 'Prince Charming." Gianna Hudson is 'Cinderella" in The Academies at Jonesboro High School's spring musical.
Source: Krisie Holmes  Cast of "Cinderella" at The Academies of Jonesboro High School. Source: Krisie Holmes Cast of "Cinderella" at The Academies of Jonesboro High School.
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

All fairy tales have a happy ending, right? There should be nothing less for a real-life Cinderella story unfolding at the Academies of Jonesboro High School.

The spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” has propelled a drive for new shoes for children in foster care in Northeast Arkansas.

“We count over a 100 pairs of shoes so far,” says Krisie Holmes who is the Academies of Jonesboro High School choral conductor. "Every year, I am awed by the community support for our spring musical and for our community service project.”

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The JHS choral department, along with the Department of Children and Family Services will continue taking the new shoes in the lobby prior to performances of Cinderella which wrap up at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.  

“We are partnering with a national non-profit organization called, “The Shoe that Fits,” Gianna Hudson, who plays the role of “Cinderella,” said. “It’s raising awareness for foster care month. People can bring shoes to donate to the kids at the show. You can leave them in the box in the lobby.”

“It’s so fun,” Justus Sawyer said. Sawyer is “Prince Charming.” He said an earlier event, a tea for children, helped to kick off the shoe drive.

“We had a tea with some children. It was the Glass Slipper Gala," Sawyer said. "We collected shoes at that, too. We had about 50 little princesses that just had the greatest time that I’ve ever seen.”      

"My students and I are having the time of our lives performing "Cinderella," Holmes said. "Thank you, Jonesboro!" 

Tickets are available for “Cinderella” at www.jonesboroschools.net. They are $15 for floor seats & $10 for riser seats.

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