As we look back at our decision in March to postpone this year’s musical, Annie, until 2021, we know that this decision was the right one. The health and safety of those we serve, our staff, volunteers, and the Winona community as a whole is our top priority. Today, we are excited to announce that this month we will be holding an alternate event. We hope you will tune in for a special series: The Show Must Go On, running June 18th – 23rd on our Facebook page and website. Please join us as we talk with a number of key partners who have been instrumental in helping us bring HCO’s musicals to life.
Through our musicals, our supporters have been able to help us provide basic personal needs like medication and clothing, or handicapped accessible equipment for those we serve who can’t afford it. Though we are taking a break from performing this year, we need your help now more than ever. We are honored and proud to be able to provide 24-hour care to some of the Winona community’s most vulnerable residents. The needs of those we serve haven’t lessened in the wake of COVID-19, and we are working every minute of every day to find new, safe, and creative ways to support them as they lead the lives they want to live.
Our organization is working to fulfill our mission each day, and you are a critical partner in these efforts. COVID-19 has been a true shock to our systems. It is likely to continue to test us in ways we will never expect, but throughout it all we continue to be humbled by the incredible people stepping forward to support others in their time of need. If you haven’t already, please consider partnering with us today. Your support is essential for many of our programs to continue.
In lieu of this year’s production, we hope you’ll join us online June 18th-23rd for our special interview series. The show must go on, and we must as well. We know that we can all get through this by working together. On behalf of all of us at Home and Community Options, thank you for the role each of you play in supporting our friends and neighbors with developmental disabilities.
Suzanne Horstman, Executive Director
Home and Community Options