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Concert For Peace in Ukraine planned for Wednesday

You’re INVITED! Please JOIN us next Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m. at our beautiful waterfront Kiwanis bandshell for a 2-hour Concert for Peace in Ukraine featuring The Maple Hill Project

A Concert For Peace in support of Ukraine will take place Wednesday at the Kiwanis Bandshell on the waterfront.

The event will feature Maple Hill Project, who are donating their time for the cause. The concert runs 7-9 p.m.

“When the Ukraine invasion began, we all wanted a quick resolve and many looked for ways to help the people of Ukraine,” says committee member Ralph Celentano.

Two local women, Lori Burns and Cindie D’Agostino, found a way to support and send funds to purchase non-lethal protective equipment for front-line people in need.

The Vest Project, a non-profit association created by D’Agostino and Burns, is raising funds to buy defensive safety gear.

See: Local effort underway to provide protective vests for Ukrainian citizens

“There is an ongoing, yet immediate need for funding,” says Celentano.”Collectively, our community has raised over $ 60,000 thus far.”

Recent fundraisers included Clarke’s Ride for Peace raising $2,000 and the students of St. Joseph-Scollard Hall donating the $1,566 evening proceeds of their annual Insights and Sounds showcase by the Music Department and Media Arts, Performance Arts and Fine Arts department.”

“We are so fortunate to live in a free society.’ states Celentano.

Individuals, families and business owners are welcome to bring a lawn chair, and sing and dance, and make a donation to make a difference in someone’s

life

Cash donations are encouraged and will support www.TheVestProject.com .Corporate cheques will be accepted by contacting TVP committee member

Ralph Celentano 705-474-7830 for details.

Silent Auction items will be on display to bid one hour prior to the show to aid this international cause.  All bids will conclude prior to

the end of the performance.

Other supporting partners are The Knights of Columbus Council 1007, Knox Hutchison Insurance, Caisse Alliance, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments and the members of Maple Hill Project.

You’re invited to join the fun Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront Kiwanis bandshell for the two-hour concert.

“We are looking forward to gathering as a community for the first open concert in three summers ” says Celentano. “This will be a great Kick-off to Summer!”


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