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High 5 for directors of 'Messiah' in Draper

High 5 for directors of 'Messiah' in Draper



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Christmas is the season of giving and coming together as one. For many, that coming together happens through music. One Draper community says two very special people brought them together. We surprised them with a High 5.

For three decades, the sounds of the season have filled a chapel as a cast of more than 100 community members have come together to perform the traditional "Messiah." Directing this production is a couple known for their humility and volunteerism. And on the 30-year anniversary, it seemed like a good time to say thanks.

Pat Roden nominated Lane and Marian Wright. "I just want them to know how much I appreciate them and the friendship and love and support they have for our community and for all the people who serve here."

I said, "I look at all the performers you have worked with, and I can see the gratitude in their eyes. You've put a lot of time and effort into this production. Why do you continue to do it year after year?"

Lane Wright answered, "There are two reasons. Probably the first one is what it's all about and who it celebrates.

"Also, it is such a great opportunity for all of these people, and I am so grateful for them to give of their time and talents to testify of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to make this the beginning of the Christmas season for a lot of people. It is just a really choice experience for us," he said.

Marian Wright said, "This community has blessed us in a lot of ways, helped us raise 12 children. All of these people have been a great blessing in our lives, and it's a blessing to give just a little back."

The Wrights received a season pass to This is The Place Heritage Park.

If you have someone you'd like to nominate for a High 5, click the link on this page.

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Brooke Walker

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