Dear Cantata Singers and Friends,
Mark Smith and I had the pleasure of presenting a check to Faith in Action on Valentine’s Day on your behalf. The proceeds of the offering taken up during last December’s Cantata was $1,800. Dick Russell, Executive Director of Faith in Action was most appreciative. Here are some quotes from his thank-you letter:
“Thank you for designating Faith in Action as the recipient of the offering taken at the Christmas concert last year. We really couldn’t continue to provide the scope of services we currently offer to the elderly if it weren’t for faithful friends like you holding us up, both financially and prayerfully. Thanks again for the excellent donation! Being a small, stand-alone organization, we highly covet these unexpected gifts. I think of them as people making investments for a healthy community!”
Dick’s words remind us of how much the Christmas Cantata means to this community. We provide a high-quality musical/scriptural experience that emphasizes the meaning of Christmas, and we enable significant financial support for a local charity that touches so many people. And the great thing is that we have a lot of fun doing it.
My wife took a picture of the check hand-over. I’ll write a brief story and submit it to the Hornell Evening Tribune. I hope they publish it. It informs the community and generates publicity for us and for our designated charity, Faith in Action, in this case.
I’m sorry that we weren’t able to do this sooner, but we can all use some good news now, especially as winter continues its grip on us.
Thank you all! Remember, October will be here sooner than you think, and that means rehearsals for this year’s Christmas Cantata. I hope to see you then!