December 1, 2011
First Lady Christine Calvo is encouraging the community to spend this holiday season celebrating the gift of family by spending more time with loved ones and participating in the many events and activities being held throughout the island.
“Skinner Plaza is a very festive place to take your family,” First Lady Calvo said. “I was so happy to see so many families spending quality time together. I encourage all parents out there to step back from their busy schedules and share this special time of year with their children.”
The First Lady lit the Plaza this past weekend to kick off the holiday season with the Guam Chamber of Commerce, the Guam Visitors Bureau, the Mayor’s Council of Guam and hundreds of Guam’s families.
Broadway Benefit
The First Lady also is encouraging Guam’s families to be mindful of those less fortunate by contributing time or gifts to various charitable organizations. RigÃ¥lu, which is the First Lady’s non-profit organization that helps the island’s foster children among other important initiatives, is holding its first annual fundraising event with the production, “Once On this Island.” The musical features an all-star cast of local talent directed by Ernest Ochoco. Proceeds from this event will go toward helping foster children during the holidays.
“Once On this Island” is a Broadway musical production that will be performed at the Father Duenas Memorial School Phoenix Center on the dates provided below.
· December 7, 2011: 6:30p.m. (Special Opening Night Gala Dinner)
· December 9, 2011: 8p.m.
· December 10, 2011: 8p.m.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the First Lady’s RigÃ¥lu Foundation. For ticket information, please call 727-9115, 635-5849 or 475-9475.
“There are so many things we can do as a community to help one another, especially during the holidays,” First Lady Calvo said. “This time of year can be difficult for those who are struggling but we can use this opportunity to spend time with our children and teach them the value of giving back and brightening Christmas for someone in need.”
Contact Troy Torres at 475-9304 or 486-8887 for more information on how to contribute or participate in these holiday events.

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