Public Theatre of Kentucky raises money to benefit Educational Outreach Program

Garden Party Raises Money for PTK Educational Program
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 6:48 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Public Theatre of Kentucky hosted its first garden party in the courtyard of the Historic Boxwood located at 1234 State Street in downtown Bowling Green on Sunday, May 15.

All proceeds from Sunday afternoon’s event went toward Educational Outreach initiatives at the Public Theatre of Kentucky.

The event was “Alice in Wonderland” themed and featured renowned artist Alice Gatewood Waddell, who gave attendees a painting lesson.

Amber Turner, the producing artistic director for PTK, spoke about some of the benefits of children being able to have programs such as the one PTK provides.

“In my opinion, it’s incredibly important,” she said. “I started when I was very young, with summer workshops at Horse Cave Theater, I was a professional company member there by the time I was 13, and it’s been proven in studies that it helps make you a well-rounded person.”

Turner also spoke about the benefits of working with autistic students.

“As far as students on the autism spectrum go, it helps them with problem-solving,” she said. “It helps them with social skills, and it really helps them to just come into their own. We’ve had children who come into the door the first day, they won’t even look you in the eye, and by the end of the week, they are doing a skit that they wrote.”

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