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October 31, 2013

Fall Follies set Nov. 5

Woodward, Okla. — If you enjoy watching hilarious viral videos online, then you'll enjoy watching the Woodward Education Foundation's 2013 Fall Follies on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at  7 p.m. at the Woodward High School auditorium.

Like viral videos, the skits presented at the Fall Follies are often based off of current popular culture.  Performed by faculty and staff from each of Woodward's schools, the skits draw from popular music, television, movies or even Internet memes and viral videos to entertain and amuse.

In the past, skits have included everything from coaches in tutus to parodies of famous Saturday Night Live sketches to synchronized swimming.

"The teachers are always very creative in what they come up with.  And the kids enjoy seeing their teachers up there on stage being a little silly and goofy," said Ingrid Meinders, event chair for the Woodward Education Foundation.

But teachers aren't the only ones who perform.

Between the various faculty skits, Meinders said that several student groups will also perform, including the high school dance team and cheerleaders, Boomer Expressions choir, high school band, and middle school chorus.

"So we have the fun talent and then we have some real talent," she said.

Meinders said the goal of the Follies is "to bring everyone in the community together for a night of family fun" while raising money for the education foundation.

"The money raised goes to grants to teachers and for staff development programs," she said.

The Woodward Education Foundation awards $30,000 each year in funds to help teachers expand their curriculum, purchase new teaching tools, or receive additional training in a variety of educational areas, Meinders said.

"It's a way for teachers to get extra things to help them in their classrooms," she said.

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