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Mason One Act Play
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • Posted April 17, 2013

Continual Prayers for peace and comfort for the Brackett community as they grieve over their tragic losses.

Mr. and Mrs. Koontz, Madison and Marley Koontz died in a car crash while traveling home after Saturday’s one act play competition. Their youngest family member, Zack, survived. We are so saddened for their loss.

This past Saturday, we enjoyed a wonderful day in San Antonio and earned the Alternate play at the Area competition. We congratulated the Brackett director/school on their accomplishment of advancement to the regional competition and wished them good luck. Early Sunday morning, the state theater director called me with the tragic news. He told me that I needed to be on “standby” as we awaited Brackett’s decision on if they felt they could compete at regionals. Lisa Conoly, Brackett’s director, called shortly afterwards. As you can imagine, she was broken and devastated. They made the decision that they could not compete at regionals. Madison and Marley were in their play. Madison was their leading lady and begins the show in a wheel chair. It’s a memorable picture and I’ll never forget how beautiful she looked on Saturday opening their show. Marley played her mother in the show. Lisa said that they loved being in the play together.

We have witnessed that the Brackett HS one act company has great support from their community just as we have experienced great support from our Mason Community. I’m asking for your continued prayers for the Brackett community and prayers for our one act group as we prepare for the regional one act competition that will be on Saturday in Brenham. Our spirit and mindset will be to honor the Koontz family: dedicating our performance to the family and to Madison and Marley – in remembrance of them.

This performance will be the most important performance that we’ve ever done. This performance is not for us - it is for them.

Thank you for your prayers,

Dawn Hahn and Merlina Gamel

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