Meet the committee members of Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour!
President and Director – Rebecca Wright ~
Rebecca Wright is 26 years of age and currently works as a preschool teacher at the Goddard School of York.
Rebecca has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Harrisburg Area Community College. She has over 7 years’ experience in the performing arts and has performed in many productions, including Yuletide at Wheatland.
She performed with Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour for five years and became a director as of 2017.
Vice-President and Director – Sara Mimnall ~
Sara Mimnall is 26 years of age and currently manages the office of a mechanical contractor company.
She has performed in five musicals, three plays, and five years of the Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour prior to directing it as of 2017. In addition to director and script writer, she is also Vice President of the committee.
Aside from her career and managing the tour, Sara also volunteers for the local high school drama booster club and runs a small business with her mother, specializing in hand painted slates.
Co-Director – Rachel Mimnall ~
Rachel is a 14-year-old student of Columbia High School and participant in the high school drama program. She is the younger sister of Director and Vice President, Sara Mimnall, and the youngest daughter of Secretary, Tracey Mimnall.
Rachel began acting with Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour in 2016 at the age of 11. She has since begun following in her older sister’s footsteps by participating in committee meetings and assisting the two directors at rehearsals and vendor events.
As of 2018, she earned herself the title of Co-Co-Director (CoCo for short), as she continually proves her ambition to assist in the growth of the tour.
Treasurer – Victor Altadonna ~
Victor Altadonna is 26 years of age and currently works as an accountant/bookkeeper.
Victor has a BBA in accounting from Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. While Victor has a passion for finance and accounting, the arts hold a special place in his heart. He has had formal vocal training and has studied filmography and ethnomusicology during his undergraduate career in Massachusetts.
He performed with Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour for the first time in 2018.
Secretary – Tracey Mimnall ~
Tracey is a 55-year-old mother of three daughters, two of whom are grown and on their own, and a 14-year-old at home.
She spends her days with her three granddaughters, ages 7, 5, and 2 (as of June 2019). They keep her active with school runs, crafting sessions, and marathon games of UNO Attack, Candy Land, Trouble, and Go Fish. She is a member of the Columbia High School Theatre Department Booster Club, currently serving as secretary. She is also involved in the school’s fall and spring productions, helping with set building, cast support, and a member of the “Drama Mama” team, which helps where needed with costuming, meals, and green room monitoring.
Tracey is a former Girl Scout leader, and is currently a Frontier Girl Club leader, working with girls in pre-school through second grade. In her spare time, Tracey enjoys painting on slates and attending vendor events with her daughter Sara. This is Tracey’s fourth year of acting in Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour.
Public Relations Representative – Erik Beaston ~
Erik Beaston is a feature writer for Bleacher Report, working for both the Breaking News and WWE teams for eight years.
He is also a team leader and marketing assistant at Hempfield recCenter.
He co-wrote the script for Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour in 2018 and served in a media relations position with the tour the same year.
He ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
Committee Members ~
We have been friends since first grade but Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour was our first big project together. In 2017 we started with a few simple ideas on paper and after months of collaboration, productivity, and endless dedication, we were thrilled to present a performance like those we had admired and cherished for years.
Together, we have experienced an amazing transformation within ourselves and this tour. This progression could not have been done without the support of our cast, crew, guests, sponsors, and everyone in the community who believed in us. Thank you all for your continuing support.
Sara Mimnall and Rebecca Wright