The Itawamba Agricultural High School Indian Players, currently in the middle of raising funds for a trip to the Orpheum in Memphis, have rerouted their efforts to support Smithville instead.
“I think everybody knows this is the right thing to do,” said Vickie Blake, drama department director.
She said the group is working to return money to donors who have already given, but many have already requested that money go to help the people of Smithville.
The proceeds of a fundraising block party the group plans to hold on Saturday in downtown Fulton will now go to aid Smithville as well.
“We hope everyone will turn out to aid with this effort,” Blake said.