Members of the cast and crew of Taylor University’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird participated in the Grant County Rescue Mission’s Walk-A-Mile in My Shoes in Marion on February 19.
The students were sponsored by Taylor’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega (APO), a nation-wide theatre honors society. To Kill A Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by the late author Harper Lee and is set in the Great Depression era south. Taylor’s Theatre program presented To Kill A Mockingbird in February.
The Walk-A-Mile in My Shoes event’s purpose is to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless and needy in the local community and to raise money to support the Grant County Rescue Mission for the upcoming year. Eleana Manning, Vice President of Alpha Psi Omega, said the Taylor students’ participation in the event was in keeping with a line in the story in which the protagonist, Scout, relays a quote from her father in which he said, “You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.”
Leading up to the event, Taylor’s APO chapter encouraged people to register and donate through social media. The effort raised over $500 for the mission.
Contact: Eleana Manning, Vice President of Alpha Psi Omega