Benefit Concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, 31 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY,Helps Feed Hungry Children on the Weekends.
Beginning handbell ringers will participate in the 5th Hudson Valley Young Ringers Handbell Festival culminating in a Benefit Concert at in the church's New Fellowship Hall. There is no admission, but a freewill offering will be collected to support their benefit recipient, Backpack Snack Attack which feeds the public school children of Warwick Township. Backpack Snack Attack is an outreach program of the Warwick Reformed Church in Warwick, NY and is a non-profit organization, begun in 2009, that provides food on weekends and in the summer to over 300 hungry children within the Florida, Greenwood Lake, Pine Island and Warwick School Districts. A group of volunteers fill backpacks each week with 13-14 food items (per child). They deliver this food to the schools, whereupon the bags are sent home with each child. The Backpack Snack Attack program is run entirely by volunteers. All donations are used to purchase food, backpacks, and supplies needed to maintain the program. The guest conductor at the concert is Carol Roman, from the Warwick Reformed Church and the organizer is Eileen Laurence, Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah. For more information, please contact the church at 914-232-4568.
BENEFIT Handbell Concert
Hudson Valley Young Ringers Festival
Guest Director, Carol Roman
First Presbyterian Church of katonah
31 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Free Will Offering to Support
Backpack Snack Attack
Featuring young handbell choirs from
Athens, Katonah, Pearl River, Pleasantville,
Warwick, NY and Sparta, NJ