SAVANNAH, GA – October 16, 2019 – The Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) is holding its annual Butter Braid fundraiser throughout the month of October, with a $12,000 fundraising goal to support the organization’s mission.
Butter Braid is a brand name for a type of yeasted pastry product manufactured by Country Maid, Inc., founded in 1991. The company’s story began at a local farmer’s market. There, it’s fan base quickly grew with their Butter Braid pastries. The Danish style, flaky pastry is hand-braided pastry dough wrapped around fruit and other delicious sweet fillings. An icing packet is included to drizzle atop the pastry.
“A Butter Braid is a quality, delicious product that family, friends, and even co-workers are sure to enjoy,” said SBT Managing and Education Director Abby McCuen. “But most importantly, a large amount of the funds raised goes directly back to our organization to ensure we can continue bringing affordable, professional dance productions to Savannah and spreading the joy and art of dance through our many educational outreach programs.”
For 21 years, SBT has presented a subsidized matinée of two season productions to 1,000 students, their teachers, and 50 seniors from local assisted living communities as part of SBT’s Educational Performance Outreach Series (EPOS). SBT also plans to have low sensory performances as part of its EPOS program in 2020. These sensory-friendly performances are designed specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. SBT’s EPOS is just one of the ways that SBT reaches out to students. The newly implemented ReachOut program gives students an up-close and personal look at classical ballet in a studio setting. During the first quarter of 2019, students enjoyed a brief performance by SBT’s professional dancers and the session concluding with the kids learning a few moves and performing them live.
Butter Braids are $14 each. To purchase Butter Braids, please call Savannah Ballet Theatre at 912-200-9406 to reserve yours today. Card, cash, or check is accepted. Butter Braids will be delivered the first week of November.
SBT is the only classical ballet company in coastal Georgia that provides both dancers and audience members with a full season of professionally staged performances and outreach programming. Although SBT is known for its superior production of The Nutcracker, the company is also known throughout the Southeast for their innovative, original adaptations of popular stories and movies. In addition to these productions, SBT is dedicated to preserving classical ballet through their staged classical productions. It is their mission to develop and showcase the talent of dedicated Savannah dancers alongside top professional dancers who train in the studio, and to engage in educational outreach and promotion of the art of dance within the community.
For more information about Butter Braids or on the performances, history, and mission of the Savannah Ballet Theatre & School of Dance, please visit www.savannahballettheatre.org.