Laura Brutsman Busch, who played Melissa Gardner, takes a bow with Patrick Spradlin, who played Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, during their presentation of "Love Letters," written by playwright and Novelist A.R. Gurney Sunday, Feb. 24, at Prairie Bay Grill and Catering in Baxter. The play was first performed at Central Lakes College in the summer of 1994 by the late Joe Plut and the late Coral Stein. Proceeds from the performance were dedicated to the Joe Plut Scholarship Fund at the college. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch.