CCP gets assist for ‘The Kitchen Witches’

Three of PrimeLife apron makers Patti Washburn, Debbie Dzeguze and Dale Alianiello (Submitted photo).

Dee Timi had a brainstorm to combine two of her passions.

Timi is the activity director of PrimeLife Enrichment in Carmel and is on the board of Carmel Community Players.

“We received a dozen huge garbage sacks of material, a gift from an employee at Eli Lilly, so I contacted three or four of our sewing club ladies and told them my dream was to make aprons for ‘The Kitchen Witches,’ said Timi, a Westfield resident. “They said, ‘Heck, yeah, we’ll help you.’”

Timi, who is the producer for “The Kitchen Witches,” said the club started designing aprons for the actresses to wear during the show.

“We have more than 50 aprons to sell to support CCP for $5 each,” Time said. “It’s going to help offset the cost of food we have to buy for these cooking shows.”

The comedy is centered around two feuding hosts of a cable TV cooking show.

Joe’s Butcher Shop in Carmel has donated food.

“There are a few things we needed to be pre-made to look real,” Timi said. “He was such a sweetheart. He gave us a donation for Carmel Community Players.”

Kroger also has helped with donations.

“This is a heavy-duty prop show,” Timi said.

“The Kitchen Witches” has four more performances at The Cat Theatre, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel, from Aug. 16 to 19. For more, visit

Timi said the other materials went to the sewing club making baby quilts or small children’s blankets, bibs, burp cloths and stuffed bears. The items are donated to Healthy Families, which supplies families in need with baby supplies.