Last Saturday, I witnessed a miracle.

by Cynthia Birchfield, TRIAD Account Executive


Columbus Symphony Orchestra

There were no lepers cured or loaves multiplied. Just two angels and some of the most heavenly music ever written.

Composer Marvin Hamlisch and singer Linder Eder were in town trying to raise The Columbus Symphony Orchestra from the dead, each donating their time to the patrons of Picnic with the Pops as a fundraiser.

It is during these difficult times that the true spirit of America shines. Individuals with nothing to gain give their time and talent to help another.

From superstar acts of kindness to the humble act of volunteering, we each can make a big difference in our own way.

Volunteering as an usher for the arts has always warmed me twice. Once, when I see a smile of ‘thanks’ for presenting a patron’s seat, and once again when I watch a performance and realize just how much art enriches our lives. Whether it’s music that gets us dancing in the grass or theatre that transports us to another place and time, I couldn’t imagine a world without art.

As Margaret Mead wrote:
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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