Each year, Mason Community Players honors a number of members for their dedication and community spirit. These members are honored at the group's annual banquet. The 2018 Banquet, celebrating the shows and events of 2017, was held January 6th in the Pavilion at the Golf Center in Mason.

Some of the awards are humorous; some are in appreciation for service during the year and some are to honor the continued and dedicated service of many years. All are given in a spirit of gratitude for the members who give so much of their time, their talent, their skill and their knowledge to make MCP a success. Listed below are the individuals who were recognized for their "contributions" in 2017.

Below this list are links to all the recipients of the most prestigious awards.



Honored this year:


Bloody Smurfs (drawing blood in the service of MCP)
Jess Bunn ... tried to remove her pinkie finger from her hand during the strike of The Foreigner
Mary Stan Fizer ... drew blood in the construction of the set for Enchanted April
Jay Fultz ... drew blood in the construction of the set for Enchanted April
Nick Godfrey ... drew blood in the construction of set for The Fantasticks
Larry Hirth ... cut himself while building the orchestra pit stage right before Man of La Mancha
Gaylene May Schumacher ... drew blood in the construction of the set for Enchanted April

MO-Trin Awards (harming one's self in the service of MCP without loss of blood)
Taylor Duecker ... cause the poor thing was always slipping and sliding and bruising herself during rehearsals of Sentimental Journey
Abby Farmer ... for falling during the performance of Sing, Sing, Sing, the final swing dance of Sentimental Journey
Mary Stan Fizer ... because she left a hammer on the top of the ladder she was using, came down and then proceeded to move the ladder so that the hammer ended up on her head during lobby set up for an of La Mancha
Missy Fram ... for slipping under the stage and bruising her shins very badly during a rehearsal for Sentimental Journey
John David Hamilton ... who wanted to be specially nominated for the MO-Trin when he injured himself during strike for Sentimental Journey (but Mo said, when something is noticed, there is no need to beg for recognition when it comes to Smurfs and MO-Trins)
Rachel Kavanaugh Gibson ... fell backstage during Sentimental Journey and messed up her ankle
Jennifer Lisa ... because when Linda Wilt got the curling iron too close to her and started to burn her face she grabbed it with her hand to move it away
Julie Poux ... the curtain rod covering the opening to the women's Green Room came down and hit her on the head during Sentimental Journey
Gaylene May Schumacher ... because she fell during Intermission of Enchanted April and because she left a hammer on the top of the ladder she was using, came down and then proceeded to move the ladder so that the hammer ended up on her head during lobby set up for an of La Mancha
Allison Shaw ... because the lid to the trunk where all of the props were stored for The Fantasticks came down and hit her on the head
Julie Walborn ... the curtain rod covering the opening to the women's Green Room came down and hit her on the head during Sentimental Journey

A special MO-Trin was given to Rachel Freund for fixing the curtain rod covering the opening to the women's dressing room of the infamous Sentimental Journey, so that Mo was not forced to give out hundreds of MO-Trins for everyone who might walk through and have the rod come down on their head

Most Community Player (chosen by vote of cast, crew, staff of show)

For The Fantasticks

Musician: Sara Davis
Technician: Carly Jo Baumgartner
Performer: Perry Gary


For Enchanted April
Technician: Jess Bunn, Jonathan Eckman
Performer: Rachel Kavanaugh, Jay Fultz

For The Best Tuna Helper of Red, White & Tuna
Julie Walborn


For Man of La Mancha
Musician: Bill Pohl
Technician: Dana Davis, Jim Hall

Performer: David Shough

For The Foreigner
Technician: Aimee Pendergraft
Performer: David Pendergraft

For Senimental Journey: A Salute to the USO
Musician: Bill Pohl
Technician: Jim Hall
Performer: David Thompson 


Magnet Mayhem (given by Catlin Family to highlight some occurrence from the past year)
Each individual who served either as a Producer, Director, Stage Manager, Choreographer or Musical Director (Vocal, Instrumental or Both) from the beginning of Theatre 42 in 2015 to the present ... they are now members of MCP's "High Five Club."

Silver Service Awards (named by any group member for service above and beyond the call of duty)
Corey Ballard, Carly Jo Baumgartner, Leah Busick, Sara Davis, Tom Davis, Kevin Dunaway, Jonathan Eckman, Rachel Freund, John David Hamilton, Larry Hirth, Melissia Gary, Rachel Kavanaugh Gibson, Peyton Hahn, Darren Lee, Isabella Lisa, Becca McLaughlin, Pete Padolik, Aimee Pendergraft, David Pendergraft, Bill Pohl, Julie Poux, David Shough, David Thompson, Caroline Wallman, and a Platinum one to Mary Stan Fizer 

Business of the Year (chosen via vote by the Board of Directors)
Joseph Auto Group

Catlin Award (chosen by the previous recipient and given to a member whose participation is or began because of their devotion to family or friend)

No Recipient This Year

Jason Holt Award honoring the Technician of the Year (chosen via vote by the Board of Directors for dedication to the technical aspects of productions throughout the year)

Jess Bunn

Vice-President's Award (chosen by the Vice-President to honor dedicated service by a member for 5 or less years)

Jonathan Eckman

President's Award (chosen by the President to honor dedicated service by a member for 6 to 10 years)

Jennifer Lisa

Terry Family Founder's Award (chosen by the Terry Family from nominations submitted from the members of the Board of the individual most responsible for administrative support during the year) ... This year chosen directly by the Board ...

Jon Scheiding

Dallas W and Helen Bowyer Award (chosen via vote by the Board of Directors for dedicated service in a critical aspect of theatre over a period of many years ... at least 5)
Pete Padolik

Grace Campbell Award (chosen via vote by the Board of Directors for continued dedicated service over many years ... at least 5 ... in many areas of theatre) 

Julie Poux

Grace Campbell Award Recipients

Dallas & Helen Bowyer Award Recipients

Terry Family Founders Award Recipients

Jason Holt Technician of the Year

Director's Roll Call

President's Award Recipients

Vice-President's Award Recipients

Phil Catlin Award Recipients