7/14/2014 6:19 PM
by Mike Bundt
BECKLEY- A local theatre is holding two benefit shows this weekend to honor their owner who recently passed away.
the Raleigh County Playhouse and Theatre is holding two presentations of the Miss Firecracker Contest this weekend in rememberance of Dan Bickey. Bickey passed away last week but left his mark on the community while alive. The two shows are "pay what you can" to get in with all ticket proceeds going to endowments started by the late Dan Bickey. Employees of his we spoke with had nothing but good things to say about him.
"And i remember he was always very appreciative of the arts and everything that we were doing and he could see the potential that this town had and their place had to reach people," said Sarah Swiger
The two performances will take place Friday and Saturday night at eight.