A lost little mouse and hundreds of singing children will overtake Carytown’s Byrd Theater on October 30 for ChildSavers’ 4th Sing-A-Long event. The day will kick-off with performances and activities before the 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. showings of Steven Spielberg’s animated musical “An American Tail.”
Children and parents will enjoy a magician, face-painting stations, music and dancing before sitting down to watch the movie and singing along to favorites like “Somewhere Out There” and “There are No Cats in America!” Ticket holders 18 and older will be eligible to enter a free raffle with the chance to win a gift basket complete with movie theater goodies.
“We had more than 1,300 people show up for last year’s Sing-A-Long. It’s incredible,” said ChildSavers CEO Mark Hierholzer. “Parents, grandparents and kids have a wonderful time, while helping other Richmond children in the process.”
Each year, Sing-A-Long ticket sales go toward funding ChildSavers’ commitment to the mental well-being of traumatized or abused children and the positive bond between adult and child. Programs incorporate clinical treatment as well as education and training services that offer reassurance, healing and the skills necessary to achieve normal life and development.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children and can be purchased online at www.childsavers.org and by calling (804) 643-7283. Will Call opens at 9:30 a.m. and seating for the first showing will begin at 10:00 a.m.
ChildSavers is an organization dedicated to helping children in mental health and crisis situations, and has been a source of hope for Central Virginia’s children since 1924. ChildSavers provides various support services to children, parents and childcare providers on-site at its Church Hill location, and off-site in crisis situations. The organization partners with emergency response organizations, schools and in-home and childcare centers in Richmond and Central Virginia. ChildSavers also maintains strong relationships with health clinics and government agencies who work to serve needy children throughout the Richmond metropolitan area. ChildSavers’ three core program areas are its Guidance Clinic, Trauma Response and Child Development Services. For more information, visit www.childsavers.org.
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