There will be no official Christmas party at the Community Credit Union this year. And, no, it has nothing to do with the Grinch.
“This year, instead of a staff and board event, we decided to purchase 50 tickets to the famous Bette MacDonald Christmas Show, which is always a sold-out event at the Marigold Cultural Centre, and donate them to the community”, said Darrell Kuhn, president and CEO.
In keeping with the real spirit of Christmas, Kuhn said, the credit union decided to partner with the Marigold to provide tickets to people who otherwise would never have a chance to see MacDonald’s popular show.
“We’re doing something different. Christmas is about giving. And celebration, music, laughter, community and bringing joy to others,” he said. “I can’t think of a better way to live our values as a community financial institution than to bring the Christmas spirit alive for others.”
Marigold managing director Farida Gabbani said the tickets will go to people who otherwise rarely get out to community events, including seniors at Parkland Estates, foodbank users, clients at the Women’s Resource Center, the Colchester Sexual Assault , Colchester Community Workshops and Colchester Mental Health.
“This is a very special gift,” she said. “To see those smiling faces in our community theatre will be awesome, a true Christmas gift, thanks to Community Credit Union.
The credit union is also making a donation to the Food Bank in Amherst.