Lilliana Passage

"A Holiday Surprise" 12/19

Rhonda’s FooteWorks Outreach Company proudly presents “A Holiday Surprise” at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19th. The productions will be held in the auditorium of Lowville Academy.

“A Holiday Surprise” is a dance, voice and acting production written and directed by Company Director, Rhonda Foote. It tells the story of a young girl visiting New York City during the holiday season. When the girl is separated from her family, she is befriended by a boy who leads her through the city to find her family. On their way, they view all of the city’s holiday splendor and witness dancers, skaters, and much more. The show finishes with a version of the Radio City Rockette kickline.

There is no admission charge for this wonderful holiday event. Director, Rhonda Foote says, “This is an event the entire family will enjoy that will showcase talented local children”. There will be a silent auction table in the lobby and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from the auction and raffle will combine with a free will donation taken during the show to benefit two very special North Country children in need of Christmas miracles.

The 2:00 p.m. show benefits Storm Wood, 18 years old, from Watertown and features the Evans Mills studio cast. Storm has battled Muscular Dystrophy most of his life. The past three years have been especially difficult for Storm. He is currently unable to leave one room in his home where he sleeps, eats, bathes and spends each day. Storm is a strong and bright young man who has initiated his own Facebook group to hopefully catch the eye of America’s Extreme Make Over team! Storm loves the Yankees, other people and life in general.

The 7:00 p.m. show is to benefit Lilliana Passage from Carthage and features the Lowville studio cast. Lilly is barely two years old and is battling stage four Neuroblastoma. The family recently received news that this rare cancer has reached Lilly’s lungs and bone marrow. She is receiving treatment in Syracuse and the family is facing a great deal of travel and bills very suddenly. This little girl will captivate you with her sweet smile and we hope to make her and her family’s holidays a bit brighter.

Rhonda’s FooteWorks operates studios in Evans Mills and Lowville. The studio opened its doors in the North Country in 1987 and the Outreach Company was formed in 2004. Company Director, Rhonda Foote, estimates that the company has raised close to $10,000.00 for local families in need since that time. The company’s mission statement is “to use our talents to improve the communities we live in through performance and outreach”. For further information about the production or the studios, please contact rhondasfooteworks@yahoo.com or call, 767-3978. Donations are also being accepted for the silent auction.

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