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Presidents Day play will benefit Stauch family

Fountain Community Theater holds fundraiser
Presidents Day play will benefit Stauch family
Posted at 11:08 PM, Feb 16, 2020

FOUNTAIN — Monday marks three weeks since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch went missing. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said they have gotten over 500 tips so far, while dozens continue to search several areas, focusing their efforts in the past few days on Southern Douglas County. While law enforcement keeps looking for Gannon, people from Fountain want to do what they can to help.

A Presidents Day play put on by the Fountain Community Theater will raise money for the Stauch family on Monday evening. It's a one man show about the political history of president Harry Truman. The play is called "Give 'em hell, Harry!" How much a person pays for a ticket is completely up to them, as the tickets will be based on how much one wants to donate to the family. "Honestly, we kind of jumped at it, because it was like, 'oh here is something we can do.' And as a community theater, the key word there is community," said Wendy Lewis, the director of the Fountain Community Theater.

The play has already been running for two weeks, but the theater decided to add one last showing on February 17. The man who plays Truman, Patrick Neill, said he hopes it shows the Stauchs that the community is here for them. "The whole Fountain Valley is Smalltown USA, and we have to be there for one another, bottom line," Neill said.

How much the theater raises for the family really depends on how many people come. They said the money will be given to the Restoration Church, which will distribute it to the Stauchs. The theater can sit around 350 people. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the play will start at 6:30 p.m. Those with the theater said it lasts around two hours.

If you or anyone you know has credible information related to Gannon Stauch, call the El Paso County Sheriff's tip line at (719)520-6666.