Approximately 40 residents of the domiciliary at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center will be the special guests of a theater performance next week in Blue Springs, Missouri.
The Levity Players Group, a family-friendly, interactive murder mystery comedy troupe, will perform “Beefing with the Wellingtons” Dec. 8 at Sinclair’s Restaurant.
The VA domiciliary residents and after-care veterans living in the local area will be transported by bus to the show. They will be treated to lunch and the performance free of charge.
“This Christmas season, we thought it appropriate to remember those folks who have served our country and who live at the VA,” said restaurant owner Shane Miller in a press release. “We are excited and blessed to be able to offer this special lunch show.”
Greg Marino, producer of the Levity Players Group, said “the generosity of Shane Miller and his team at Sinclair’s is overwhelming.”
Sharon Eddy, a therapeutic recreation therapist at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center, said the outing is just one of many programs designed to help veterans.
“It’s great for them to get out in the community and to have a positive social experience,” Eddy said. “It’s a healthy leisure experience for them.”
Eddy said that the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated funds to pay for the bus that will transport the veterans to the show.
Miller has asked residents in Blue Springs and surrounding areas to donate gifts to the domiciliary residents. He said appropriate gifts would be white socks, T-shirts, toothpaste, toothbrushes, writing pads, pens and playing cards.