Over the years we’ve had the privilege of hearing so many great stories from our donors, patrons, volunteers, and community members about how the arts have impacted their lives. There are so many #HoneywellStories yet to be told... what's yours?
Summer of 2020 is coming to a close, and what a memorable season it has been. One truth has become very evident as we've worked diligently to provide innovative entertainment in the midst of unusual circumstances ("unprecedented" is the word of the year, right?)...
All of our fans, champions and supporters have something in common: their lives been touched by the Honeywell Foundation in some way.
Be it growing up in Wabash and performing in plays in Legacy Hall, joining a group of friends for a cherished holiday tradition, meeting a long-time heartthrob musician in the backstage area, or getting married at Eagles Theatre, each of our patrons share heartwarming memories of Honeywell.
If you joined us on August 25th for our virtual event Tune in Together, you may have noticed several guests featured in the lineup shared their #HoneywellStories. We’re excited to continue sharing more Honeywell stories, celebrating the rich history of the arts in this community as well as the lives touched by the Honeywell Foundation.
Kim Grogg Marin, a previous Wabash resident, national performing artist, and true ambassador for the Honeywell Foundation and local community, shared her Honeywell story with us...
Hello Wabash, and greetings from sunny, southern California! My name is Kim Grogg Marin. I was born and raised in Wabash and I am very proud to call Wabash my hometown.
Growing up there, I was all about theatre. Anything that had to do with theatre: music, dancing, singing, acting. I loved it all! I danced with Pauline Geyer and the Wabash Valley Dance Theatre. I sang in the Presbyterian Church Choir under the direction of Susie Jones. I was in all of the plays at school and at church. And I spent a lot of time at the Honeywell Center. All of our dance recitals were there in that old gym on that old stage. All of the Christmas festivals were there; I remember them so vividly. As a little girl, I roller skated in the basement of the Honeywell Center. There was a lot of time spent there and I’m very thankful for the Honeywell Center and how it fueled my passion for theatre.
Many, many years later, I came back to Wabash but this time to the Ford Theater. I was asked to choreograph and direct Susie Jones’ productions “Wait Til You Get to Wabash” and “Light Up the Town.” And those two productions had made some really wonderful memories for me, some of my favorite theatrical memories.
So I’m very thankful to the Honeywell Center, I’m thankful to the Honeywell Foundation for all that it has given me and all that it continues to give to the community of Wabash.
Do you have a Honeywell story to share? For a chance to be featured, send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on social media with the hashtag #HoneywellStories (be sure to make it public)!