Hope for To­mor­row con­cert

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Brent Crane

The hol­i­day sea­son is my fa­vorite time of the year for so many rea­sons. Great food, qual­ity time spent with fam­ily, fes­tive and nos­tal­gic ac­tiv­i­ties to choose from, and the spread of good­will as peo­ple for­get self and turn their at­ten­tion to the needs of oth­ers all rep­re­sent just some of the rea­sons why it be­comes spe­cial for me.

Man­ag­ing a non-profit agency is hard work, but it is also very re­ward­ing. My job af­fords me a front row seat to all that is good in our com­mu­nity. For 25 years I’ve wit­nessed par­ents who’ve been brought through our doors by their chil­dren who col­lected a few pounds of food, an en­ve­lope with a few dol­lars in change, or a bag of used clothes in tow; a par­ent who spon­sors Christ­mas for a less for­tu­nate per­son in honor of a de­ceased child; a caterer and fam­ily who do­nates their food ser­vices on a hol­i­day so our staff can spend time with theirs. My point? – Just an il­lus­tra­tion of the good­ness in peo­ple that I’ve found to be so char­ac­ter­is­tic within our com­mu­nity.

On Satur­day, De­cem­ber 6th, the in­au­gu­ral HOPE FOR TO­MOR­ROW con­cert will again showcase both the gen­eros­ity and supreme tal­ent that our com­mu­nity has to of­fer in a Christ­mas ben­e­fit con­cert that will support the mis­sion of the Food & Care Coali­tion. Lyle Had­lock and a host of lo­cal top tier tal­ent will share their mu­si­cal tal­ents that will ig­nite the hol­i­day spirit within. Hand crafted hope chests do­nated by lo­cal builders will also be avail­able for auc­tion. Hope Chests will be on dis­play at the Food & Care Coali­tion (299 E. 900 S., Provo)

from mid-Novem­ber through De­cem­ber 5th and then moved to the NuSkin In­no­va­tion Cen­ter for the night of the event. Silent auc­tion bids will be taken from Novem­ber 18th un­til the end of the con­cert on De­cem­ber 6th. Win­ning bids will be no­ti­fied on De­cem­ber 7th.

Sub­mit­ted by Brent Crane

Food & Care Coali­tion in Provo where ser­vice op­por­tu­ni­ties are al­ways avail­able. 299 E. 900 S. Buy tick­ets for the event at www.foodand­care.org.

Lyle Had­lock

Hand crafted hope chest.

Cour­tesy Photo

Brent Crane, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

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