TRURO - Jon Davison is hoping the visit by the Maritime Marionettes to the St. Andrew's United Church next month is the last in a series of fundraisers.
Davison, who has been looking after the events, is close to a $1,900 goal to make improvements to the church that will help reduce the use of oil.
"The Maritime Marionettes are from Truro and both Heather and Darryll (Taylor) are members of our church," said Davison. "They're donating a portion from the gate to the fundraiser for the church."
On June 8 and 9, the Maritime Marionettes will present ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,' a gentle re-telling of Jack's incredible journey up a beanstalk to a giant's palace in the sky.
Set in Ancient Greece in a time where mythology abounds with gods in the skies and unseen forces influence the lives of humans, the story blends the two to create a fresh look with layers of artistry and nuance.
Over the past couple of months, Davison has worked at bringing funds into the church, through a concert by the Maritime Brass Band. The organist at the church sells Epicure seasonings and donated a portion of her sales. The church quilting group and the United Church Women also made donations.
‘Jack and the Beanstalk' begins at 10 a.m. on June 8 and 2 p.m. on June 9.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Clay Café on Inglis Place.
Maritime Marionettes has travelled to four continents in the past 25 years, performing a host of their shows. The Taylors have been invited to numerous puppetry festivals, dance festivals, children's festivals and have performed with several symphony orchestras. The amazing lifelike movements of their homemade marionettes are popular with audiences of all ages.