Follies, a showcase of student talent, will be hosted by the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine chapter of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO) at 7 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 1, at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg.
“Follies is an opportunity for students to have an artistic outlet, as students are always focusing on studying and passing the next test,” said Molly Buckland, SAAO president. “I think Follies helps us remember our other talents. I think it is so much fun to see how diverse and talented our student body is.”
But Follies isn’t just about the students – it’s a chance for the community to get involved.
“This is a great opportunity to integrate WVSOM students into the greater Lewisburg community. This is one of the few club events that is held off campus and welcomes the community to not only come watch the show but also participate. This year we have two acts from the community, including Cari Cohen of Trillium and a band from Greenbrier East High School,” Buckland said.
Money raised from the event helps the Family Refuge Center, a local nonprofit organization that is committed to ending physical, sexual and emotional abuse in families. Donations help with day-to-day costs as well as staff retention and facility maintenance. The more money that is raised for the center, the more women affected by domestic violence who can be sheltered, fed and supported as they work to turn around their lives.
“This year’s show is going to be a lot of fun,” Buckland said. “We hope that the community will help support us in this event so that we can then give back to the community in a meaningful way.”
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $12 or in advance for $10 by contacting Buckland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-727-2998.