By now, most of Franklin has heard and read about the departure of the Overlook Players from the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. I would like to applaud the article in The Macon County News in the Aug. 15 edition written by Scotty and his team. It shows what a class act these people are and their dedication and hours and hours of hard work to make the theater and the performances so enjoyable for all who had the privilege to attend. Coming from Atlanta and moving to a small town was very eye-opening for us. Being theater loving patrons and experiencing larger and more expensive venues, I honestly can say that those do not hold a candle to what the Overlook players brought to our small community.
The props and costumes were made out of love and no one could have done them better. You have brought joy, imagination, laughter and tears to us all. So, to Scotty and company, we all wish you the very best in what you decide to do. If it is to regroup, do things you have been wanting to do or just do nothing for a while, we will be waiting for the Overlook Players to come back to entertain and to be better than ever. In the meantime, you will be missed.
Mary West — Aquone, N.C.