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Organ at the IBSSS Auditorium - come hear the beautiful sound

It is less than a week to Opening Night for "Mary Ingalls - Her Journey" the world premier play of Mary Ingalls' transition from sightless girl to independent and capable woman. The cast is working hard to put the finishing touches on their performances. They have all put a lot of time and effort into this project, and we believe you will be both moved and delighted. Mary could not have come to the Iowa College for the Blind without the hard work and sacrifice of her family. While at the school Mary developed life long friendships with students and staff alike. She also completed a rigorous academic program with exceptionally high marks, and at least one notation in the school's student records describe her as "very smart". She was not only smart, she also lived up to Laura's Ingalls Wilder's description of her in the Little House books about being the "good girl". Mary achieved 100% in Deportment. After graduation Mary lived out her life in DeSmet with her family. Watch all this unfold on stage.

You will also enjoy a concert on the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School's beautiful organ prior to the play. The program will be performed by Ruth Armstrong. Ruth is a music educator in the Albernett Community School District, part-time church organist, accompanist and vocalist. She studied organ with Janice Cuffel in Marion and with Robert Burns at Simpson College in Indianola, graduating in 1977. She has played organ at various churches in Indianola, Estherville, Fredericksburg, Marion and Cedar Rapids. Ruth lives with her husband, guitarist, Steve Armstrong.
Opening night is Friday August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. There is general seating and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for those who want to arrive early. We have secured parking at several remote sites and will have golf cart transportation available, for those who want or need it, to the venue. We will also be happy to take you back to your car when the event is over.
Tickets can be secured through www.actI.org or by calling 319-214-0096.
Come be part of this historic event. You will be glad you did.


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A big thank you to Nancy Beckman for all her work with this. You are amazing!
By: Halane Cummings on July 28th 7:39pm

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