The cast of “Grandma’s Last Christmas” rehearses a scene from the original play. (Erwin Record Staff Photo by Richard Rourk)

By Richard Rourk

A very special presentation coming to Clinchfield Senior Adult Center will help get the community in the holiday spirit.

“Grandma’s Last Christmas,” which will be performed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, is an original production of music, comedy and surprises written and directed by Barbara Desso.

According to Desso, the idea to perform a Christmas play to raise money for the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center was one she has had for a while now.

“I started writing the show in August,” Desso said. “I wanted to do some kind of a fundraiser for the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center and writing is one of my favorite things to do, so it just came together,” Desso said.

Desso said that the production will provide something for everyone.

“I am very pleased to have several students from Unicoi High School, Temple Hill Elementary, Mars Hill Elementary, homeschooled children, local residents and members of the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center involved,” Desso said. “There will be take-home surprises for the audience courtesy of local businesses and anonymous donations.”

According to Desso, tickets are $10 and can be purchased Monday through Friday at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“There is limited seating so we encourage those wishing to attend to make an early purchase,” Desso said.