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Gathering Together Again

Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Ricardo and adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Ricardo and adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show
Adult participants rehearsing for the holiday show

As you may know, Frazer Center’s tagline is “gather, learn, flourish.” Since the pandemic began, the “gather” part of our culture has been limited. There may never be a “return to normal,” but at Frazer, we seem to be finding a new normal. As we approach the holiday season, it’s wonderful to once again gather for potlucks, performances, and parties. 

Many of the adult participants are back “on the boards,” reviving Frazer’s tradition of a holiday-themed variety show. Directed by Ricardo Aponte from Theatre Platform Project, a nonprofit “committed to providing performing arts education to diverse groups,” the adult participants are thrilled to be dancing and singing on stage again. They are bringing their individual talents to the table, collaborating with Ricardo to create what is guaranteed to be a festive and heart-warming experience for the audience of family members, staff, and the little ones from Frazer’s Children’s Program.

The Children’s Program is not quite ready to return to their traditional holiday performance for families, but each class is studying holiday traditions from a different country. The children are creating ornaments inspired by the country and traditions they are learning about, and those ornaments will be used to decorate Frazer’s tree.

And after two years with no holiday staff party, Frazer’s Fun Committee is back in Santa’s workshop, creating an evening of fellowship and fun for all the teachers, direct support professionals, and administrative team who have worked so hard to keep Frazer open and accessible to the families who rely on our services. Don we now our ugly sweaters!

We are so grateful to gather together again. From the Frazer family to yours, we wish you a love-filled holiday season.