Local Business Hosts Graduation Ceremony For Woodmore Elementary

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Magic Lamp Entertainment character actors
Magic Lamp Entertainment character actors

Magic Lamp Entertainment will be hosting a graduation ceremony for the kindergarten class of Woodmore Elementary School. The ceremony will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at 800 Woodmore Lane.

School funding has limited the ability for teachers to host an event but that hasn’t stopped Magic Lamp Entertainment CEO Ashley Broockman from stepping forward with funding and a commitment to host a character party for the students. 

Ms. Broockman learned from her friends that teach at Woodmore Elementary School that funds were too low to hold a ceremony honoring the students’ end-of-year accomplishments. Ms. Broockman started a GoFundMe but didn’t stop there. She committed several actors from her business to host a ceremony that will include dancing, poetry reading and a trophy presentation.

Ms. Broockman says she’s honored to play a small role in the healing of this elementary school that suffered a tragic loss in 2016 when six students were killed in a deadly bus crash. And her friends who teach there said they couldn’t be more thankful.

“Kindergarten has been working so hard this year,” said Erica Richardson who teaches kindergarten at the school. “To have Magic Lamp Entertainment come and recognize the kids for their hard work is huge. And to incorporate things they love like Disney and Marvel characters with the recognition of a job well done will be a dream come true for them.”

Founded in 2018, Magic Lamp Entertainment provides professional, trained character actors for birthday parties, corporate events, charity fundraisers and more.  Ms. Broockman has previously donated company proceeds to other local nonprofits like Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. Magic Lamp Entertainment just opened a venue to host events in Chattanooga’s North Shore at 330 Frazier Ave.

Pictured top is Magic Lamp Entertainment character actors.

Pictured bottom is Woodmore Elementary School teacher Erica Richardson with students.

Woodmore Elementary School teacher Erica Richardson with students
Woodmore Elementary School teacher Erica Richardson with students

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