The Cowley College Act One Drama Club held a benefit concert and silent auction on Jan. 20.

The fundraiser, Cowley Hits the Road, brought in close to $500 that will go toward the club’s spring trip to New York.

The silent auction was held in the Earle N. Wright Community Room prior to students in the Act One Drama Club performing in a fun, family-friendly variety show, in which the students sang, danced and acted in the Robert Brown Theatre.

All items in the auction were made by the Act One Drama Club.

Event proceeds will help to pay for workshops and see professional shows while in New York.

“Our students are wildly talented, and every time we have one of these shows, I am reminded of that,” said theater director Cara Kem.

“Usually, the shows we pick for the season limit the students to performing only those needs. However, on this night, they get to collaborate and create what they enjoy most to perform on the stage. It’s really fun for me, as their director, to see what they conjure up on their own.”

Kem said Act One is discussing having the benefit concert and silent auction at another theater in town in the future.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.