December 11, 2012
As a way to say thank you and Merry Christmas to the community, the Friends of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese will host a free movie at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Clinton County Showcase Theatre, 525 N. 2nd St., Breese.
A family-friendly, Christmas comedy, the film stars Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel and Mary Steenburgen, among others.
According to Wikipedia, the 2003 film was well received by critics and has joined the many classic holiday-themed movies that air during the Christmas season.
It has been named one of the best Christmas films by numerous media outlets including the New York Daily News, voted third best Christmas film by readers of about.com and Digital Spy and received numerous awards and nominations including Top Box Office Film (John Debney-Music) from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Best Comedic Performance (Will Ferrell) from MTV Movie and Best Youth DVD from Golden Satellite.
The movie review website Rotten Tomatoes gives the 97-minute screening an 84 percent rating, noting that “Ferrell’s funny and charming performance makes this a delightful Christmas comedy.”
The two showings are courtesy of the Friends of St. Joseph’s in thanks for support.
“The residents of this area are very supportive of St. Joseph’s in Breese and this is our way of giving back,” said Brian Moeller, the new hospital Development Director.
Thanks to donated funds, the Friends of St. Joseph’s were able to underwrite the $95,000 cost of X-ray equipment at the permanent Priority Care in Carlyle. Having X-ray equipment on-site allows Priority Care staff to provide a quicker diagnosis and treatment at a greater convenience for patients, Moeller said.
The Friends also contributed $75,000 toward Women and Infants Center renovations, underwrote the $.5 million digital mammography project and contributed $75,000 for the HealthPlex aquatic therapy pool.
“We are very grateful to our donors for their support of these projects and others like them,” Moeller said. “They allow the hospital to continue to provide top-rated quality health care close to home.”
For more information, contact Moeller at 526-5439 or email@example.com.
In case of inclement weather Dec. 22, visit the hospital’s Facebook page accessible via www.stjoebreese.com.