Holiday Tradition Continues

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Children young and old will thrill to the lights and sounds of the season. Bring a toy and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The reception is free to the community and everyone is invited.

Children young and old will thrill to the lights and sounds of the season. Bring a toy and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The reception is free to the community and everyone is invited.Presents brought to Rudolf to the Rescue will be placed under a decorated evergreen tree and delivered to youngsters from infant to 18 years. Gifts may range from toothbrushes and socks to baseballs and baby dolls. Winter clothing is a major need this year, said Robert Jennings, artistic director of the Townsend Center.

“The Toy Drive is an opportunity for UWG to give back to the community that gives so much to us,” said Jennings. “It is a big project and a lot of fun, from decorating

the giant tree here at the theatre to helping load the mountain of gifts once it is over.”

The Department of Family and Children Services will pickup the donations and deliver them to families in their care.

Afterward, another spectacular holiday extravaganza begins with modern-day Houdinis Kevin and Cindy Spencer. The dazzling duo will present “The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion” at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

The family show will cross the threshold of reality as the theatre of illusion launches you into a world of magic, comedy, romance and suspense. Early ticket purchases are recommended.

For more information on Rudolf’s toy drive, call Erma Shooks at 678-839-4764.

For more information on The Spencers,, call 678-839-4722. Tickets for the Spencers are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and military, and $10 for children. TCPA Box Office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour before the start of the event.