Volunteer story of the month
Volunteers have a great variety of reasons for freely giving their time and talent to make our communities better. Jennette Mickan uses her musical and creative talents to entertain.
Where would we be without volunteers?
Our communities rely on volunteers to provide many of the services that are the backbone of our way of life. They contribute to our sporting clubs, hospitals, schools, natural disasters, environmental protection, just to name a few. Volunteers give freely of their time and skills to positively contribute to our wellbeing.
For the past sixty years, Kapunda Musical Society (KMS) volunteers have been entertaining locals and visitors. Jennette Mickan has been President of KMS for the last ten years, working with a vibrant group of local, talented volunteers who spend weeks preparing and learning to present, even in difficult COVID times, some laughs and feelgood stories.
Not only is Jennette a team leader, but for the last ten years, also writes the scripts, sources the music, designs and builds the sets, directs the performance and performs in the annual pantomime. (All this with a lot of help!).
Jennette also leads the group in presenting The Town Carols in Kapunda. Young People’s Drama Workshop is another of Jennette’s initiatives, which she started fourteen years ago to introduce 6 to 16-year-olds to all aspects of theatre. She continues to be the main facilitator for this group.
Jennette can often be found using her singing talent to brighten the day of our region's aged-care residents. She has a strong connection to RSL and often performs at their functions.
Take a bow Jennette Mickan and KMS volunteers for your commitment to entertainment in your community.
KMS will perform Treasure Island a pantomime in November.