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Carolinian residents put on Easter play

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Good life

Carolinian residents put on Easter play
EASTER PLAY – From left, Alma Cox on piano, Sylvia McKenzie, Jackie Johnson, Ellen Taylor, Lana Caban, Nancy Bradham, Carl Schroeppel, Fred Thomas, Frankie Langston and Sue Hamilton. Andy Schut, behind Carl, played Jesus.

Ten residents and a family member of The Carolinian Retirement and Assisted Living Community worked tirelessly throughout the month of March to put together an Easter play. The play was presented on March 28 to their neighbors in the Carolinian and neighbors across the street at Southland Nursing Center. The play followed Mary Magdalene on her way to the tomb of Jesus early on Easter Sunday morning.

It showed her surprise at finding the empty tomb. Mary ran to find the disciples and told John and Simon Peter what had happened. They ran to the tomb only to find it empty as Mary said. Where is Jesus’ body? They all learned the wonderful truth that Jesus is alive. Hallelujah! The residents practiced three times a week to get their lines, moves and hymns down pat.

They were so excited to be able to perform for the patients at Southland and felt like they were making a difference. Performing in the play has inspired a few of the independent living residents to volunteer across the street in the near future. They are excited to put together their own choir to sing for them as well.

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