Elementary students give back to children in crisis

Students give back
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School students performed their "Seussical the Musical" production Sunday.

Students in first, second and third grade worked hard for two months to bring their talents to the big stage.

The students' drama teacher Melissa Buriss said not only did they do that, but they thought of children in need while planning their performance.

"We are working with abchomes.org, which is Arkansas Baptist Children's Group," Buriss said. "Children who are in crisis that are taken out of their homes, they find homes for them to go to."

The students asked audience members to bring new or gently used Dr. Seuss books to give to ABC to start a library.

"They don't have a library currently at all, so if we can even get a minimum of 30, 40 or 50 books it will make us happy," Buriss said.

Ticket sales from the show will go back into the visual arts program to help fund the next production.

Buriss said several parents and volunteers came together to help make the project a success.

"It just takes a village as I like to say, and VPA is a fabulous village to be a part of," she said.

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