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Yarely - A play to remember

On May 18th, the Moses Lake Watershed Council and the Columbia Basin Conservation District along with their partner organizations brought the exciting play, 'Yarely' to schools in the Grant County area.

The free one-hour musical comedy taught basic water science about blue-green algae and ways to prevent it in Moses Lake. 'Yarely' showcased local actors and musicians, and featured a pirate, mama nature, blue-green algae, and the star - a blue water drop named Yarely.

The Performances were held at five different schools in the Grant County area and reached 600 students. Thank you to Principal Colleen and the Quincy Innovation Academy, Principal Kelsey and the Almira Middle School, Principal Anna and the Wilson Creek School, Principal Jerred and the Royal City Middle School, and Principal Stevens and the Vanguard Academy for opening your schools to us so we could share the importance of preventing blue-green algae in Moses Lake.

Thank you to all of our wonderful actors, musicians, set designers, script writers, and music arrangers for bringing this play to life. Yarely was written by Ronnie Sawyer and Sharon Winningham and directed by Ronnie Sawyer. Set design by Erika Kovalenko and musical arrangements by Diego Wasserman. Thank you to our cast, Jeff Ames, as the Pirate of Moses Lake, Emily Katlyn Duvall as Mama Nature, Hailey Beegle as Yarely, and Nathaniel Stuart as Blue-Green Algae. Thank you to the Swing Shift and their crew, Rebecca Sawyer on keyboard, Ron Sawyer on trumpet, Dan Beich on tenor saxophone, Cameron Schurtz on bass, and Paul Hernandez on drums for providing live music during the play.



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