“It’s A Wonderful Life” cast members Jimmy Hawkins, Jeannine Roose, Carol Coombs, and Karolyn Grimes get ready to re-enact a scene from the movie at a Seneca Falls Habitat for Humanity house. Photos by Greg Cotterill.
In the 1946 Frank Capra movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, Jimmy Stewart is George Bailey, a man that gives up his own dreams to help others own their own homes through the Bailey Building and Loan. An angel is sent from Heaven to George showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
In Seneca Falls the angels are hard working Seneca County Habitat for Humanity Volunteers rehabbing a house for a family of eleven. Friday four of the child actors from the movie helped dedicate the house. Karolyn Grimes played Zuzu Bailey-
Generations Bank President Menzo Case is a leader in Seneca County’s Habitat for Humanity.
Grimes along with Carol Coombs who was Janie Bailey, Jimmy Hawkins who was Tommy Bailey and Jeannine Roose who was the young Violet in the drug store scene gathered with the family and acted out a scene for the movie.
The Habitat for Humanity House in Seneca Falls before and after remodeling. Karolyn Grimes and Carol Coombs with the family of 11. Generations Bank CEO Menzo Case greets the cast members as they arrived Friday morning.
Many people believe Seneca Falls was the inspiration for the movie village of Bedford Falls, to find out why visit the real Bedford Falls.
NBC will show the movie on Christmas Day.