As we reflect on 2021 and look forward to 2022, we are reminded that one of the best parts of being a part of the community here in Lambertville is being able to give back. This past year was full of more surprises, struggles, and joyful moments, and we wanted to take a moment to share some of the highlights with you.
Recently, we were a toy drop-off location for local charities in collaboration with Fisherman’s Mark. We collected new, unwrapped toys and books for local children under 12 and gift cards (such as GameStop, clothing stores) for teenagers. The members of our Board participate in the annual Sponsor-a-Child program through Fisherman's Mark.
Additionally, 100% of the proceeds from our annual “A Christmas Carol” raffle baskets went to Fisherman's Mark. Each year, the cast of “A Christmas Carol” donates items for the baskets. Cast member Denise Carr, of New Hope, takes the time and talent to put them together, resulting in a beautiful, fun array of baskets that go to a great cause.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, we were able to put on a benefit concert for the Roxey Ballet Company, whose studios were destroyed by the storm. In December, we got to host the Roxey Ballet and Lambertville Historical Society co- production of “A Very Lambertville Holiday.” This seasonal show featured a selection of tunes from local musicians with choreography and performance by the Roxey dancers. In difficult times, it is so important to be able to gather as artists and audiences, and to be able to facilitate that is exactly what we love doing.
For Music Mountain Theatre, giving back not only looks like collecting items and funds for local charities– it also looks like providing quality entertainment and opportunities to perform. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2022 season, and our community remains an integral part of that. We hope to be able to continue our involvement with and support of our surrounding community in the future. So, thank you for supporting us in 2021 and continuing to support us in this upcoming season! We couldn’t do it without you all.