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Town of Clarenville plans Christmas food bank benefit concert

Clarenville council will be holding a benefit concert for the Salvation Army Food Bank this December.
Clarenville council will be holding a benefit concert for the Salvation Army Food Bank this December. - Contributed

Special initiative will highlight wealth of local talent while helping a great cause

CLARENVILLE, N.L. —

 In what was described at Clarenville council’s meeting as a special town initiative, there will be a benefit concert this December to contribute to the local food bank.
Coun. Paul Tilley, member responsible for community development matters, said at the Oct. 8 meeting he was glad for the opportunity to announce the plan for the concert.
“As we move towards Christmas and as we look at some of the issues in our town, we’ve identified some of the challenges that the food bank is having,” said Tilley. “We thought that this would be a fantastic opportunity to address that challenge and be able to highlight some of the talent in our town.”
He added that Mayor Frazer Russell was instrumental in the concert’s organization.
The concert will see the town partner with “an array of local (musical) artists,” in support of the Clarenville and area food bank.
“Clarenville is blessed with a wealth of local talent, and this year, in the spirit of the coming Christmas season we are sharing it with our community to help meet the needs of over 300 individuals and families in our region.”
The artists set to perform include Frank Newcomb, Gerry Organ, John Russell and their bands, Charlene Soler, Gordon Stockwell and Sarah Small, Adam Vey, Anne Wiseman and others.
Tilley encourages people from Clarenville and the surrounding area to attend the concert for the wonderful performances and to support a great cause.
The concert will go ahead onDec. 8, at the Eastlink Events Centre (EEC) theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at the box office on Oct. 16, and are $20.
 

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