News & Notes: Monarch “Shakers and Movers” Bell Ringers to perform in Randolph County
The Monarch “Shakers and Movers” Bell Ringers will perform at the Randolph County Library at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14. The group of 12 individuals is part of the Monarch Vocational Opportunities in the Community Program (VOC) in Asheboro, which supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The choir was started in 2012 and has performed throughout Randolph County. They also perform a song in sign language.
The handbell choir started in 2012 as a result of a generous donation from a parent who received the “Positive Spirit Award” from Energizer for his enthusiastic and cheerful demeanor. This donor has a daughter who attends the VOC program and says she is his motivation for his positive attitude. It is with that same positive spirit the handbell choir performs as they continue to show and share optimism with the community.