Purpose: TUChD is to bless participants, audience and recipients by presenting plays with or without meals so as to raise funds to be used to continue to upgrade and renovate the facilities of Thamesville United Church. In addition, the TUChD supports the various ministries of Thamesville United Church and donates to worthy causes as determined by the TUChD membership.
Thamesville United Church Drama Club (TUChD) was originally started to help offset the cost of rebuilding and paying off the mortgage of the Thamesville United Church Sanctuary. The first play was “One Foot in Heaven” presented the spring of 1999 with 2 dinner theaters, 1 Matinee and 3 shows. In the fall of 2000 “Bless Me Father” was presented and the mail order list was started. The plays continued one or two a year with a cast of 7 to 19 actors. With each play more interest was created and the performance grew. In the fall of 2007, 8 dinner theaters and a matinee were completely sold out by the mail order list. In the spring of 2008 a constitution was drawn up for the TUChD as the original reason for starting had been completed.
As the plays continue to grow in numbers local churches and organizations were invited to cook and serve meals. Over the years we have helped Fairfield Museum, Kenesserie Camp, Mozambique Aid, MRI, NeighbourLink, Thamesville Sertoma, Women’s Crisis Center, Thamesville School Breakfast Programs, United Way Backpack Program, VON Kids Circle. This list is only a few of people and organizations that have benefited from our plays.
These plays are a Huge commitment and hours of work but many hands make it easier. The fun fellowship and outreach makes them all worth it.
TUChD shall be a self governing component of Thamesville United Church operating specifically under the oversight of the Thamesville United Church Board.
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