Bob Evans treats Salem children

I want to let you know of a wonderful gift the children and staff of Salem Children’s Trust received this Thanksgiving Day. The wonderful folks at Bob Evans and their manager, Mr. Jim, gave them delicious Bob Evans turkey meals. That included not only the wonderful turkey but all the trimmings as well, even a variety of pies for dessert.

How generous and kind were their actions this Thanksgiving Day. They certainly made everyone at Salem very thankful and appreciative for their kindness to everyone. Especially the children who enjoyed a real Thanksgiving, thanks to Bob Evans. It’s wonderful to know our local Bob Evans really cares. So, as we begin our holiday shopping rush and are deciding where to stop for a bite to eat, choose Bob Evans! They deserve our support for their kindness to our community. Thank you again, Mr. Jim and staff, for everything. We greatly appreciate your efforts in preparing these delicious meals. May God richly bless you all as you have richly blessed others!


Pastor Erik Lennox

Salem Children’s Trust 

‘Junie B.’ project supported by many

I want to take the opportunity to thank all those involved in the “Junie B.” Project and those who brought “Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook” by Allison Gregory to life. The gratitude list starts first with Dr. Peter Halmos and the Community Trust Foundation for making the “Junie B.” Project a reality. Due to a generous grant, the Embassy Theatre was able to provide FREE admission to all children ages 12 and under, complete with refreshments and a wagon full of toys. Hundreds of children in Allegany County were able to see the show and experience a live performance.

Next on the list is the Embassy board of directors and staff, including Jerard Puckett, Trish Morgan, Don Llewellyn and Elayne Warren. These fine individuals came up with the plan, wrote and managed the grant and ensured the success of the “Junie B.” Project.

My heartfelt thanks go out to the wonderful cast, crew and volunteers who gave 110% to each performance. The cast was selfless, collaborative and giving to each audience. All members and participants at the Embassy are volunteers and I thank you so much for donating your time and talents.

Finally, thank you to the surrounding community for coming out to support the show and for truly making each performance a success. Projects like these are how we strengthen, heal and cultivate our community and if you were a patron at this event and enjoyed the experience, all I ask of you is to advocate for more, to get out and vote and to continue to support the art in Cumberland and the surrounding community. Release the awesome and the awesome will happen.

With sincere thanks,

Timothy Bambara

Embassy Theatre artistic director


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