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A Star On and Off Stage

Tim DeVore loved the theatre. A young man with special needs, Tim joined the Typical Life Corp acting class for adults at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre in 2011. Recognizing his enthusiasm and spirit, DreamWrights hired him through Penn Mar to clean the building.

There, his interest flourished, and he soon worked up the courage to audition. He began his stage career on the set crew for “A Christmas Carol,” and later made his stage debut in “Robin Hood.”

Shortly after, Tim was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on November 8, 2013 at the young age of 31. Tim had asked that memorial gifts be made to DreamWrights, and after his death, more than $1,000 was donated in his name. He had also directed his family to give his entire estate to DreamWrights, resulting in a gift of $1,522.05.


Shelly Memorial Garden

Grace Shelly believed in the mission of her friend, Margaret E. Moul, to provide a home with rehabilitation, medical and nursing care for adults with cerebral palsy in York County. That’s why she and her husband, John, of York, decided to “leave a legacy” to help aid in renovations of the Margaret E. Moul Home.

With the bequest gift, a Japanese-inspired garden was created in the Home’s west courtyard in 2004. More than 10 years later residents, staff and visitors still enjoy the peace, beauty and relaxation of the garden, which now include memory bricks, a pergola and solid teakwood benches.

“I know Mom and Dad would share our joy in creating such a beautiful, serene garden,” said the Shellys’ daughter Brenda Bonanno. “Thank you for allowing us to memorialize my parents in such an appropriate way.”

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