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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11A "The Drop Box' draws real-life parallels to Chester family Stacy Fisher Staff Writer chesternews@plu masnews.com A free showing of the film "The Drop Box" is playing at Mt. Lassen Theatre in Chester on Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. The true story examines the heart-wrenching account of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his efforts to protect the most vulnerable members of society by providing a refuge -- a "drop box" -- where babies could be placed who would otherwise be abandoned on the streets of Seoul. Once a child was placed in the drop box, which was connected to the front of the church building, a bell would chime, alerting those inside that a baby had been dropped off. Hundreds of babies are abandoned on the streets throughout South Korea every year, which is grappling with the issue of orphan care. Chester residents Don and Leanna Daugherty have a similar story to tell. In 1975 they drove to San Francisco to receive their newly adopted 10-year-old South Korean son, Jason. As a baby, Jason had been Leanna, Jason and Don Daugherty spend a relaxing afternoon in their Chester home. abandoned in an alleyway in the city of Seoul, but he was fortunate to be found alive and raised in an orphanage before the Daugherty family adopted him years later. Jason recalled the difficulty of leaving the only culture and friends he knew, and the anxiety he felt arriving in a strange land and unable to speak the native language. Don and Leanna said that fromathe first moment they set eyes on Jason he was as important to them as any of their other three children. He and his new siblings were at first apprehensive of one another, Jason admitted, and it took a while for them to gain each other's trust and establish a sense of familial bonding. Over the course of a number of years, Jason Garage or a Shop... ? Need a place out of the sun for your toys? 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Nevertheless, Jason, now 50, said he owes everything to his adoptive parents, and is glad to be a Chester resident where he has now lived and worked most of his life. The Daugherty family said they plan on attending the showing of "The Drop Box" because it has a certain relevance to their own life story. But the film promises: to attract many additional : viewers who are interested in stories of noble purpose and universal humanity. Co-owner Gwen Meinhardt has been working around the clock refurbishing the Mt..Lassen Theatre, located at 200 Main St., to bring '!The Drop Box" and other family movie fare to the community of the LakeAlmanor Basin. WT 51. M0583 !I'YI:i{: (: ................. ,,.,, ....... i' .... m :: :::::::::::: BLU E PRINT NG READI  ii!ii!,i11 ii5i(ii iii i i ,} will be offered Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. at the classroom in theWelding Shop. 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