Music and Friends gives back to community
Music and Friends organizer Maureen Howard called their weekly summer fundraiser open mic “pretty amazing.” The final performance of the year Aug. 29 had spectators fill the Lions Club for 29 performers. This season they presented funds to Bishop White School ($2,000), Discovery Health Care Foundation ($2,000), Bonavista Dialysis Committee ($2,000), Autism Society of NL ($2,000), Ronald McDonald House ($1,500), SPCA ($500) for the SPCA and the Lions Club ($500). Accordion player Rob Taylor of Ontario, pictured, is a weekly fixture at the event. In its 13th year, the community open mic concert has raised $120,000 for various groups since its inception. For more photos of the event, go to www.thepacket.ca.