The Wal-Mart Foundation and associates from Wal-Mart Real Estate Division, Replenishment, Financial Services, ISD and Sam’s Club presented the Rogers Little Theater with a check for $5,000 on August 27, 2013. Kelly Collier, with Wal-Mart Real Estate Division and Event VAP organizer, RLT board chairman Ron Sasine, Sr. Director of Packaging, Private Brands, and RLT board member Joe March, CFO, New Creature Holdings, Inc., were in attendance.
Fifty-two Wal-Mart Associates volunteered over 455 hours at RLT during the run of 9 to 5: The Musical, Goodbye Charlie, Love, Loss and What I Wore, Lombardi and The King and I. “This program allows someone like me to provide a needed service, outside of my daily job, to the community that I work in and provide money through the Wal-Mart Foundation to help support the organization,” Collier said.
The associates worked with Kevin Lancaster, RLT Theater Manager, each night in greeting patrons, seating and serving beverages to guests, organize and maintain concessions and light cleaning duties during and after the show, as well as assist in set building and performing.
RLT produces a wide variety of plays, musicals and special events at the historic Victory Theater in downtown Rogers. With a subscription base of approximately 400 members and funding support from some of the area’s most prominent businesses, foundations and community groups, RLT is a vibrant part of the region. Over 20,000 audience members attended RLT productions in the past two seasons, and the theater relies on more than 700 volunteers, including approximately 150 volunteer actors. Their donations of time, talents and financial resources bring vitality and strength to RLT.