Musical feast for the ears raises over $2000 for Le Pont/Bridging Food Bank
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Hudson’s Greenwood Singers provided a foretaste of their up-coming Christmas concert on Saturday evening, November 7, as their contribution to That All May Be Fed – a fundraising event for Le Pont / Bridging food bank.
It was a concert billed as That All May Be Fed, a musical feast for the ears, Saturday November 7, at St. James’ Anglican Church Hall in Hudson. And, as always, for local families or individuals relying, on Hudson's Le Pont/Bridging Food Bank there will certainly be no bill attached to whatever support they may receive in the weeks and months to come to help them through their time of need. Thanks to the generosity and concern of countless individuals in our community, including James Armstrong,
Director of Music for the Anglican Parish of Vaudreuil, who organized and orchestrated the fund-raising concert that showcased musicians and singers from throughout the region. All donating their time and talent in an evening to be remembered while raising over $2000 for the food bank founded by Carol Laws and supported on an ongoing basis by equally dedicated volunteers.
Said Armstrong, "It all came together in about six weeks. Having met Carol on a one-to-one basis recently, I was so impressed with what she has been doing over the years and her dedication to helping others. I just couldn't stand the fact that here in Canada, let alone Hudson, young people are going to school without breakfast and with very little food at home. And that their families, through no fault of their own, are suffering and just trying to make ends meet on a day-to-day basis. It just doesn't seem right. And so I put out the call to my friends who are singers and musicians, asking if they wanted to be part of the concert, and their response was immediate. And so positive and heart-warming."
Added Armstrong, "I was also profoundly touched by the spontaneous support of our sponsors and all those who bought tickets with every dollar going to the food bank. Some of whom told me that, even though they could not be there that evening, they would like to give them to friends who could."
Said Carol Laws, "Wow, what an evening. Such talent on the part of so many people who believe in what we are doing at the food bank. And I would like to extend a very sincere thank you to them all."