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Saffell Street Elementary will perform the original musical “Yes, Virginia the Musical” on Thursday, Dec. 13 for two performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Saffell Street gym.
Music instructor Meredith Lewis recently received $1,000 in grant money from Macy’s, Inc., to produce the holiday musical based on the famous 1897 letter to the editor from Virginia Hanlon to New York Sun Editor Francis Church.
Help Make-A-Wish foundation
with Santa letters
Macy’s, the department store responsible for instructor Meredith Lewis’ $1,000 grant for her Christmas production, will be donating $1 for every Santa letter it receives this holiday season, Lewis said.
Lewis asks that those attending the “Yes, Virginia the Musical” to bring Santa letters to performances on Dec. 13 to help the Make-A-Wish foundation, a charitable organization that grants once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Volunteers will be available at the door to receive Santa letters, Lewis said.
The high school FCCLA will also be making and accepting Santa letters at its Christmas camp on Dec. 15, Lewis said.
‘Yes, Virginia’ to be performed
at Lexington’s Fayette Mall
Anderson County students were also invited by Macy’s to perform selections from the musical at Lexington’s Fayette Mall on Friday, Dec. 14.
The students will be performing two 20-minute shows in the Macy’s department store at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.