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No Home for the Holidays Concert

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NO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

A Concert to Benefit Dann’s House

Sun. Dec. 18 at 3pm at the Presbyterian Church

A “No Home for the Holidays” concert will be held Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church at 701 Westminster Drive in Traverse City.

A freewill offering will be requested to benefit Dann’s House, a nonprofit organization that provides transitional and supportive housing for people who have experienced chronic homelessness and who also suffer from severe alcohol use disorder. Residents follow certain house expectations, and are not expected to abstain from alcohol. They have all reduced the amount of alcohol they consume; they pay rent; and they are taking care of their health for the first time in years.

“Thanks to Dann’s House, I’m going to be alive to see my grandchildren graduate from school,” says one of the residents. Dann’s House opened August 1, 2014, and has seen remarkable positive effects in the residents’ lives and in the larger community.

The concert will feature Guy William Molnar, a professional actor, director, and musician who recently returned to northern Michigan with his husband, after 15 years of working around the country. Guy will perform a set of songs specially chosen to honor Dann’s House and the season.

Mary Sue Wilkinson will lead a sing-along of holiday favorites. Mary Sue is the founder of the Young at Heart Music program, where she brings music back into the lives of seniors. She leads hundreds of sing-alongs every year.

The seasonal fun will continue as a group from the Old Town Playhouse Young Company will perform selections from their recent musical production of Elf, Jr.!