The words from “It’s a Wonderful Life” still reverberate across the decades: “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” The Frank Capra film is a Christmas tradition for many, now 72 years after the tale of troubled George Bailey and the angel Clarence was first released. Presented by Frederick’s Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, the film’s messages of compassion and giving back to the community echo the work the Religious Coalition. As a way of sharing that holiday message of generosity with the community, join us for a FREE screening of this holiday classic.
After the 7:00 PM screening the Downtown Frederick Partnership will hold it’s second-annual It’s a Wonderful Walk along Patrick & Market Streets shouting holiday cheer to the local businesses – just like George Bailey in the inspirational finale. The walk will begin in front of New Spires Art directly across the street from the Weinberg Center and will end at Bushwaller’s Pub for food, drinks, music and maybe a community singing of “Auld Lang Syne!”
Complete details for this Facebook event can be found here.
Founded in 1981, the Religious Coalition operates a homeless shelter and provides housing and rental assistance, provides food through local food banks, offers healthcare and prescription assistance and emergency dental assistance to the uninsured, utility help and short-term financial aid to needy families.