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Laughter in Unlikely Places

Acres of Hope and Aspirations deals with patients undergoing therapy to rehab from brain injury, but there's something to smile - and yes, laugh - about on Sept. 23

"Laughter is the Best Medicine" is an old adage that has some basis in fact. Doctors have long seen the power of a positive attitude and a great sense of humor lift patients out of dismal medical circumstances.

It's also the theme of an afternoon out at Acres of Hope and Aspirations on Sunday, Sept. 23, with comedian Dobie Maxwell providing the headlining entertainment. Grounds open at noon, and attendees can tour the five acre grounds and meet the creatures of rehab so instrumental in the recovery of patients there.

Maxwell, who has appeared with Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy, Robin Williams and Jay Leno to name a few, will take the stage at 2:15 p.m.

Refreshments, games, raffles and a silent auction will also be featured throughout the event, which is designed to raise funds to support the efforts of the staff, as well as to maintain the grounds and the animals. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs along with their ticket, which is $20 per person. To order tickets, call Acres of Hope at 414-422-4882 or email them your request at acreshope@yahoo.com.

Residents are also encouraged to take part in the raffle if they can't make the event by contacting Acres of Hope.

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