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The One Hundred supports “The Magic Flute”

Savannah Morning News
June 12, 2014

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The members of The One Hundred held their Spring luncheon meeting at The Savannah Yacht Club on May 9.

Members at the luncheon were treated to a performance of “The Magic Flute.  This particular version of The Magic Flute was created by Peter Shannon, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic and is performed by local  volunteer musicians.  The program was developed by Peter Shannon to be performed at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center for Pediatric inpatients. Shannon spoke to the members about his belief that music enhances health and wellbeing, especially for sick people.

The One Hundred donated $4,000 to support this production, so it has been a collaboration between the two organizations in support of the pediatric patients at The Children’s Hospital.

June Stratton, a prominent Savannah artist, created the scenery and Megan Quarles, a costume designer and the daughter of Merritt Quarles, a NICU nurse and one of the performers, designed the costumes.  Phyllis Tildes, a friend of The One Hundred and our favorite Bear artist, graciously created an original coloring book that has been reproduced for the children.

The One Hundred is a philanthropic organization dedicated to the support of The Children’s Hospital at Memorial.  Since its inception in 1994, the group has donated more than $2 million to the hospital.  In addition members volunteer, put together packets of newborn supplies for babies in the clinic and support early childhood education through Reach Out and Read.

If you are interested in joining the group, contact Maribeth Hedgpeth at 355-7088