- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)9
- Arrest warrants filed for six drug suspects in Cape (7/19/16)6
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)5
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)2
- 'I want to see how far I can go' (7/21/16)2
The Discovery Playhouse has quickly become a cornerstone for downtown Cape Girardeau. Since opening in 2010, the children's museum has attracted 60,000 visitors -- many local, but others from surrounding communities and states.
Recently, Pansy Glenn of Kewanee, Mo., was named the new executive director for the facility. Glenn, who is set to begin her duties later this month, replaces Jennifer Mullix. Mullix did a good job leading the organization before stepping down to further her academic studies.
It appears Glenn will be a good fit for the museum. Her background, which includes marketing, fundraising and grant-writing, will be invaluable. Her experience as director of The Live Wires in New Madrid, Mo., a children's performance group, will also be beneficial. Glenn is well connected to this area, as her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Tracey Glenn, live in Cape Girardeau.
Thanks to dedicated volunteers, private and community partnerships for exhibits, and strong leadership, the Discovery Playhouse has become a local gem and is poised for even more progress. We look forward to seeing its continued success under the leadership of Pansy Glenn.