“Songs of the Season” Red Cross Benefit Rousing Success!

IvoryWind at the Steakhouse 024On Saturday, December 8th, Ivory Wind with Strings held an immensely successful candlelight Christmas concert, “Songs of the Season”, at the First Presbyterian Church in Weyauwega.

This third annual event raised over $2,000 for local disaster action team and fire prevention programs, as part of the HEROES for the American Red Cross program.

New to HEROES this year is the integration of “Service to the Armed Forces” (SAF)  which ensures that service members, veterans and their families have worldwide, around-the-clock access to timely and reliable humanitarian services.  The beauty of HEROES is its local impact—in this particular instance—Waupaca County.

Ivory Wind with Strings is a trio of amazingly talented musicians.  Joyce Josie, piano, is the music director at First Presbyterian Church of Weyauwega.  Ann Stevens, flute, has played with the Waupaca Community Orchestra for the past 27 years and works at Aurora Community Services assisting individuals with disabilities.  Laurie Young, violin, joined the group in 2009 and has played violin since age 7.  She is Occupational Therapist and Rehab Director at St. Joseph’s Residence in New London.

Vicki P. Jenks, Board member for the American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin and Disaster Action Team volunteer, shared with the large audience that, “Joyce, Ann and Laurie are HEROES for the American Red Cross, but so are YOU.  You are the backbone of your communities.  You step up, time and time again, and DONATE.  The Red Cross could not exist without you!”

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