- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
Work on the Discovery Playhouse, a hands-on activity center for children in downtown Cape Girardeau, has been going on for months while board members raised funds for the project. Recently, 90 guests got a sneak peek at the playhouse. When the event, called a "funraiser," was over, the playhouse had another $68,000 for interactive and educational additions.
The playhouse also has a new interim director, Janet Livingston, who had volunteered to develop a marketing plan. The playhouse is scheduled to open to the public April 22.
This is a project that has relied heavily on community support, both financial and through the commitment of its board members. Those who have devoted countless hours to turn the Discovery Playhouse into a reality deserve our thanks and appreciation.
There are still tax credits available to businesses making contributions to the playhouse, but the availability of those credits ends Wednesday. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the tax credits should call the playhouse at 335-7529.
This is a project that is expected to be a major draw for Cape Girardeau residents and visitors alike. The playhouse is in the former Walther's Furniture building at 502 Broadway. Stop by and take a look.