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Meridian Little Theater gets into the spirit of giving

Meridian Little Theater got into the holiday spirit by giving back to those in need. The theater hosted a food drive for Love’s Kitchen during its show called “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

“If patrons brought five canned goods, or five jellies, or five breakfast items, they received $5 off their ticket. But people actually brought more than we asked them to bring. We were amazed and thrilled at how generous our patrons were,” said Dennis Gleason, who directed the play.

The show was nearly sold out for all six performances… and many patrons participated in the food

drive, which mirrored an important theme of the play.

“It’s a Wonderful Life is about a gentleman who feels he really doesn’t make an impact in other people’s lives, and he discovers how important he is. That’s sort of what these people did by donating food. They discovered how important they could be by giving some food to somebody who need something in a time of crisis in their own life. So, it’s a wonderful life is a wonderful way to demonstrate that we’re all angels,” said Gleason.