High school putting on Dessert Theatre on Saturday

Jean Skillman

Shields Valley High School will be having Dessert Theatre Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Wilsall School gymnasium. 

The drama department, BPA (Business Professionals of America), and the high school art department are all working together to put together this community event. Dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the play “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” written by Richard R. George and adapted from the fantasy by Roald Dahl, will begin at 7 p.m. 

Shields Valley students acting in or helping with the play are: narrator, Sam Brandal; Augustus Gloop, Trinity Boyd; Veruca Salt, Morgann Kornprobst; Violet Beauregarde, Jen Fairchild; Mike Teavee, Marissa Marshall; Mr. Bucket, Jack Marshall; Grandma Josephine, Trinity Willis; Grandpa George, Bill Heath; Grandma Georgina, Finlee Bullard; Mrs. Bucket, Lauren Flat; Grandpa Joe, Patrick Blair; Charlie Bucket, Emma Doolittle; Mrs. Gloop, Cheyenne Darkow; Willy Wonka, Bill Heath; Mr. Teavee, Finlee Bullard; Mr. Salt, Jack Marshall; Mrs. Salt, Dakota Darkow; Mrs. Beauregarde, Lauren Flatt; Oompa Loompa, Sam Brandal; stage crew — Mike Collins, Triston Hansen, Zane Lannen and Brock Peterson. The sound person is John Morford, and the director is Lacey Arthun.

Tickets, which are $12 for the dessert theater experience, must be purchased in advance by Dec. 1. For the play performance only, tickets are available at the door for $8. Contact Lacey Arthun, Mitzi Richards, or any student participating in the play, BPA, or high school art for tickets. 

For more information, call the high school at 686-462.


Upcoming events

• Park County Commissioner Clint Tinsley will be in Shields Valley Friday, Dec. 2. From 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. he will be at the Old Wilsall Hardware Deli, and from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Town Hall in Clyde Park.

• The annual lutefisk and ham dinner at Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall is from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The cost is $15 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Those under 6 are free.

Decoration challenge

The Build a Better Wilsall is challenging all of the businesses and home owners in Wilsall to decorate for Christmas. A prize of $150 will go to the best business, and $100 to the best residence. Winners will be decided by Dec. 19, by a group of elves.


Star Students

Shields Valley Star Students for November are: kindergarten — Kaitlin Anderson and Mackinley Nelson; first grade — Ashlynn Needs and Joy Peck; second grade — Kyla Mather and Payden Prosser; third grade — Danner McDuffie and Shayne Taylor; fourth grade — Nora Dominick; fifth grade — Charley Bullard, Ian Danielson and Danica Podzemny; and sixth grade — Tyler DeFord and Jaeli Jenkins.


Church news

The Shield Valley United Methodist Church in Clyde Park thanks all who donated to and/or used its local food bank. It will be open through December, when what is left there will be donated to the Livingston Food Resource Center and the food bank in Clyde Park will be closed.



• Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Marie Smith, high; Dorothy Lucas, low; and Shirley Hoyem, traveling.

• Winners of the Nov. 29 Senior Citizens card party were Betty Burdette, first; Dorothy Lucas, second; and Georgia Hogenson, low.


School schedule:

• Dec. 1: The high school play dress rehearsal is at 2:30 p.m. in Wilsall. The elementary and junior high girls play basketball starting at 4 p.m. in the Big Timber Civic Center.

• Dec. 3: The junior high girls play basketball starting at 9 a.m. at the Sleeping Giant Middle School in Livingston. The high school dessert theatre starts at 6:30 p.m. in Wilsall. The play starts at 7 p.m.


Jean Skillman can be reached at (406) 578-2570.