Pismo Beach: Benefit show at Judkins school

A play next week at Judkins Middle School will help raise money for the school’s drama department as well as for several students heading to Destination Imagination Global Finals, billed as the largest problem-solving competition worldwide.

Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets during the four nights of the play will help send four teams with students from Arroyo Grande High, San Luis Obispo High and Judkins Middle School to the University of Tennessee later this month.

The 18 students need to raise a few thousand dollars each, or about $10,000 a team.

The play, a musical production of “The Little Luncheonette of Terror,” runs Wednesday to May 22. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and can be purchased at Judkins Middle School. They are $1 more at the door.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the play for $1 each; drawings will be held at intermission. They can also be purchased by contacting Susie Illia at suzillia@aol.com or at 773-8099.

Tickets will also be sold during a fundraiser Saturday at Miner’s Ace Hardware at 1056 W. Grand Ave. in Grover Beach. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and baked goods will be sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Destination Imagination is dedicated to promoting creativity, teamwork and problem solving by having students work in teams to solve challenges and present their solutions at tournaments, according to its website, www.idodi.org.