Mu­sic and Friends gives back to com­mu­nity

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Front page -

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.

JONATHAN PAR­SONS PHOTO

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