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There is a Santa Claus

Georgetown Middle School was one of 100 schools across the country to receive a local grant from Macy’s for a special performance of “Yes, Virginia The Musical."  The curtain will rise on the holiday season on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Georgetown Middle School.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Macy’s holiday “Believe” campaign, the retailer is bringing the beloved “Yes, Virginia” animated special to life on school stages across the country. “Yes, Virginia The Musical” is based on a true story and tells the heartwarming tale of eight year old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus.

Macy’s has made the script and score for “Yes, Virginia The Musical” available royalty free to all schools and has created a free digital toolkit. Macy’s introduced a school grant opportunity to help stage productions of “Yes, Virginia The Musical” awarding a total of $100,000 to schools across the country.  Georgetown Middle School received a grant for $1,000 to assist with production costs. 

“Yes, Virginia The Musical” is an exciting new addition to Macy’s beloved “Believe” campaign, which supports Make-A-Wish®. The “Believe” program encourages children of all ages to drop their stamped letter to Santa at the red Santa Mail letterbox at their local Macy’s. For every letter received, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish, helping to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

See "Yes, Virginia The Musical" on Friday, November 30 at 7:00pm at GMS.  For more information, contact teacher Terry Hammer at (502) 863-3805.

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