VIDEO: The Chattanooga Ballet Performs The Nutcracker At Morning Pointe

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Chattanooga Ballet performed The Nutcracker at Morning Pointe.The professional ballerinas performed excerpts from the special holiday program for the residents of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga. 

"They were like little children," said Jennifer Jolly, The Lantern Alzheimer's program director. "Their eyes lit up. It was just wonderful. It was like Christmas morning seeing their eyes lit up brought tears to my eyes." Ms. Jolly was instrumental in getting the ballerinas to come to the assisted living community.


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