At the annual meeting of Union Street Players on Monday night, it was announced that Dottie McGee, founder and manager of the USP Costume Shop, has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Dottie was not at the meeting, but asked Tom & Wendy Vander Well to relay the news to the group. The severity of her cancer and resulting treatment is still being determined by her doctors. USP wishes to extend our best wishes to Dottie for a successful and speedy recovery, and encourages everyone to keep Dottie and her family in their thoughts and prayers.
Dottie McGee has been a central figure in Union Street Players. She started collecting costumes in her home in the early years of our organization and it was out of her home that the Costume Shop began operations. The shop was eventually moved to its current location in the basement of the Tulip City Agency building on the northeast corner of the square in Pella. Dottie has tirelessly managed the shop for USP and the community. This past year, USP decided to organize a "Hall of Fame" to recognize individuals who have made, and continue to make, a significant contribution to the success of USP. Dottie was one of the first three inductees chosen by the Board of Directors.
Volunteers are immediately needed to help staff the USP Costume Shop on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to Noon. No experience is necessary. The work is simple and fun. USP Vice-President, Jamie Kacur, is organizing the volunteer effort. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in helping, please e-mail Jamie.