Meaningful Mondays Episode 1 – Ivoryton Village Alliance

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally!

We live in a wonderful community full of remarkable individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations working – together – to help make Middlesex County a great place to live, work, and play. Join us and start your Monday off in a meaningful way as we talk with Good People Doing Great Things.

Episode 1 – you may have taken a drive through Ivoryton during December to enjoy the holiday light show, and you may even have seen the Ivoryton Village Alliance and Essex featured on the December 2023 Today Show. Join Cynthia Clegg, CFMC, and her guests Chris Shane, Ivoryton Village Alliance, and Jacqui Hubbard, Ivoryton Playhouse, as they reveal the origins of the Ivoryton Illuminations.

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