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Marklund Performs “A Christmas Carol”

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In the midst of so much negativity in the news, we think it is important to highlight the wonderful things that are happening in our community. One of the organizations that received a grant from the Community Foundation, Marklund, recently invited Julie Christman, Director of Community Involvement and Partnerships to their performance of “ A Christmas Carol.”

Truly touched by the performance, we want to share some pictures with you.  The residents and staff were amazing and everyone in the audience – residents, staff, family members and friends – was inspired and impressed by the dedication of the performers. Barriers to expression were lifted using communication devices, and Brad, the resident who played Scrooge, even grew his hair out to be long and wild so he would look just like Ebenezer Scrooge.

There are so many wonderful organizations in our community like Marklund that are lifting spirits, removing barriers and providing hope to people who have the greatest need. Through the support of generous donors, the Community Foundation of Fox River Valley is able to play a small part in their success.

For more Marklund news and photos, please visit their Facebook page.

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