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Old time radio club donates to Habitat

Old Time Radio Club with Lacie 2022

A $740 check was presented to Lacie Himes of Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter by Old Time Radio club president and players director Ed Williams and show producer, Richard Bigelow. The check was presented on Nov. 29 and was collected through the Old Time Radio group’s presentation of War of the Worlds.

The Villages Old-Time Radio Drama Club donated $740 in proceeds from their “War of the Worlds” performance to Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter.

The Old-Time Radio Club and Players staged a performance in the Lake Miona Recreation Center of the famous H.G. Wells radio program – a radio drama that startled millions of people who were listening to it on the original air date of Oct. 30, 1938.

On that same date, 84 years later, Oct. 30, 2022, a theater audience of 250 enjoyed a live re-creation of the original script. In lieu of an admissions charge, The Villages Old-Time Radio Club requested donations in support of Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter.

The donations will help support new construction and Preservation and Repair projects in Lake and Sumter counties.

Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, community and hope.

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