Valley Chorus entertains for a good cause
Members of the Valley Chorus performed a number of songs Sunday to a packed house in the Harlan Rowe Middle School auditorium in Athens.
The chorus' third annual "Capers" benefit show allowed individuals and small groups to show off their vocal and instrumental talents, with even acting performances and bits of comic relief, to raise funds for The Bridge of the Penn-York Valley Churches.
The show has benefited The Bridge for the past two years since the organization took on flood relief funding back in the fall of 2011, said chorus member Scott Chaffee. The chorus will donate 100 percent of the show's proceeds, raised through $10 tickets, Chaffee said. The group was able to donate $3,000 to The Bridge in 2012 through the concert.
The organization obtains underwriters each year for promotional and ticket costs, and this year, chorus members and friends donated funds to cover the cost of using the school auditorium established under the Athens Area School District's recently adopted facilities use policy, according to information from Valley Chorus.
Following the two-hour program, the group held a reception featuring chicken wings, sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, desserts and beverages.
Refreshments were donated by Ted Clark's Busy Market, Original Italian Grill, Parrish Family Deli, Bakery and Cafe Too, Beeman's, Desserts First, Guthrie, Delectable Desserts, Soprano's, Fortune Buffet, Alliger's House of Wings, The Rail House, Lisa's Little Philly, Italia and Tops Friendly Markets.
The Valley Chorus and Orchestra will next perform at its spring concert, "Feel Good Music," scheduled for 2 p.m. May 19.
Amanda Renko can be reached at (570) 888-9652; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.