A cabaret fundraiser will help the youth group at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Dunwoody attend their annual mission trip in 2015.
A church theater company will present “Suppertime at Lady G’s” Sept. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Every year, the youth group at Kingswood United Methodist Church sends members who are rising ninth graders and older to the Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, N.C.
Youth Ministry Director Dondra Davis said in the past years, the youth group raised money for its mission trip through a car wash. This year, Dennis Lewallen, director of worship at the church, offered to put on a cabaret as a fundraiser, using Stage II at Kingswood, the church theater company. Lewallen and William Mahlandt act as creative directors and will join G Gilliard for the performances.
The youth group members will help set up for the performances, serve food and clean up afterward, Davis said. “They’ll get points for how much time they spend at the fundraiser,” Davis said, adding that the youth group members are not all eligible to attend the fall mission trip.
In addition to the volunteer hours the youth group members put in, former Executive Chef Steve Mayer will donate his time in preparing the Small Bites Dinner.
Tickets may be purchased online through August 31 at www.kingswoodumc.org or by calling 770.457.1317.