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Fareway presents a check to the Des Moines Community Playhouse for $5000

Fareway is a proud new sponsor of the The Des Moines Community Playhouse. Theatre representatives were recently presented with a $5,000 check from Fareway Stores, Inc. CEO, Reynolds Cramer, and Beckwith Family Foundation representatives Scott Beckwith, Fareway Stores, Inc., CAO, and Jason Wiltse.

Fareway Stores, Inc. funds will help support "Charlotte's Web," May 1-17 at the Playhouse. Based on the best selling children's book by E.B. White, "Charlotte's Web" tells a touching story about friendship and love. When Wilbur, a runty, but goodhearted young pig, finds out he's on course to meet the butcher, his friends in the barn come to his rescue: Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed, and of course, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer."

"We are pleased that Fareway granted us these funds," said John Viars, Playhouse executive director. "The sponsorship will help ensure the continuation of outstanding theatre and high-quality entertainment for the community and surrounding areas."

Fareway believes that in today's busy world, it's important to unplug, step away from the screen and carve out quality time for family. Whether it's as simple as sharing the day's events around the dinner table or spending an evening out together, making family time a priority can create precious memories that last a lifetime. "Fareway supports the Des Moines Community Playhouse and its commitment to providing access to outstanding performances and creative activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family," said Cramer. 

The Playhouse is Iowa's oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and "Charlotte's Web," contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

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