SUBMITTED PHOTO With red hair, grit and plenty of spunk, America’s favorite orphan proves her worth to a billionaire as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of “Annie” opens Thursday. Set in 1933 during the Great Depression, the production centers on Annie, an orphan in New York City. Left on the doorstep of an orphanage as an infant, Annie is convinced that her parents will one day return for her – proving their identity with the matching half of the locket they had left with their daughter. Through a miscommunication, chance and a bit of luck, Annie (Claire Kauffman) ends up spending a week with billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Ty Stover) just before Christmas, and both of their lives are changed forever. Tickets cost from $44 to $69 and include a buffet dinner; children ages 3-15 receive a $10 discount. A show schedule is listed at www.beefandboards.com, and reservations can be arranged by calling 317-872-9664.
SUBMITTED PHOTO The Kiwanis Indiana District Foundation – Capitol Division has presented a $1,000 scholarship to Southport senior Ring Te, and the Kiwanis Club of Perry Township has awarded a $750 scholarship to Roncalli senior Samantha “Sam” Curtis. Both are members of the National Honor Society. Te was recognized for his leadership roles and academic excellence. He was honored for his efforts as an outgoing vice president of the Southport Key Club, the Kiwanis youth affiliate, said Steve Hadley, scholarship chairman. Te plans to pursue a career as a family physician at Indiana University. Samantha, who intends to study neuroscience at IU, was singled out for the scholarship by Roncalli’s Guidance Department because of her academic record and her participation on the softball team and other activities, Hadley said.