Around Town (12/17/09)

Dec. 17, 2009


Brick Church concert to benefit school theatre

The Brick Church Music Series concert scheduled for Friday is raising funds for the Williston Central School Theatre in honor of former teacher Al Myers.

In Accord, a locally based a cappella group that also features a brass ensemble, will perform a holiday choral program at the Dec. 18 show. The LaStrada Sisters from Williston are scheduled as the opening act.

Myers passed away in the spring after falling from a ladder while working on the set of a school play.

Doors to the Brick Church Music concert open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Williston Town Hall or at the door, and cost $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. Children under 6 are free.

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Salvation Army seeks donations

The Salvation Army in Burlington reports a shortfall this December in donated goods and food to serve the people of Chittenden County.

The drop-off warehouse is having trouble keeping the Family Stores supplied with clothing and goods. Proceeds go directly to the services to help local residents. Families in need also receive vouchers from the Social Service office to shop with at the stores.

The Salvation Army also has concerns about limited food supplies. The organization’s food pantry is poorly stocked, and staff is worried about being able to provide Christmas dinners to the families who sign up for help with presents, clothing and food for the holiday.

“The number of people being served is triple over a year ago,” Marti Tourville, director of Social Services Ministry, said in a press release. “When you add in the factor that the economy is difficult for everyone, we end up with a combination of more people and fewer donations.”

Help is needed in the form of food for distribution and gently used items to be donated to the warehouse, located at 1 Industrial Drive in Burlington, located off Home Avenue.