Some local students are working hard to keep the Wayside Theatre in Frederick County open.
While some of the kids have enjoyed shows there, others just want to show support for a local business in need.
"It's been here in the community for a long time and it's important to a lot of other people," said 7th grader Amira Kraske.
She and a group of her friends teamed up to take on a competition called Destination Imagination. It's about building and creating creativity. One of the tasks is to complete a project that can either help or solve a problem for an organization in need. The students chose the Wayside Theatre.
"It's been with us for I think, 51 years. So, I think it would be really sad to see it close after all of that time," said Samantha Buchholz.
"All that time and effort that the owners have put into it, and all of the people that are working there. It's a big part of our community. It's the oldest professional theater in our area," said Cole McQuaid.
They raised money through a letter campaign, and selling bracelets. After two weeks, they've raised about $600.00. "They need $90,000 in 90 days." said Kraske. "So, we figured we better help them," said Abby Buchholz.
While some have visited the Wayside Theatre or even performed there, others are just discovering what it's like. "When I met all of these guys and we went there today, I just saw it. It was almost, I want to say, a connection. They said they've gone down to only 11 members but it seemed like they were full of love and I could tell it meant a lot to our other team members, and it's good to help," said Ben Kann.
To make a donation, visit http://the-seven-wonders.webs.com/