Soon, the weather will cool and the snowflakes will be flying. This will bring the delight and beauty of the holidays. For some, it just brings more financial burden and emotional pain. The need for our food from our pantries has increased, particularly in visits from our senior population. There are also many families working hard with low paying jobs that are unable to keep food on the table. With your help, we can share our joy with those in need and make their holidays brighter.
Great music is always a part of the holidays, so members of the community have joined together as the Good Tidings choir. The choir has helped their neighbors for 28 years. The members range from ages 15 to 93 and take their vision to raise funds for the Geauga Hunger Task Force seriously. Hope is our mission.
The Good Tidings Benefit Choir will be performing Christmas selections including a portion of GF Handel’s “Messiah”. Concert goers will be invited to join in the Hallelujah Chorus. The performances will be December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. and December 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Chapel, located at 13000 Auburn Road in Munson, home of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Pilgrim Brass from Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon and Rory Swift from Aurora will perform on Saturday. The Johnnycake Ridge Singers, from Mentor, will perform on Sunday. There is no charge for the performances but a goodwill offering will be taken. Reservations are not necessary.
The choir is under the direction of Robert Boles, Aubrey Woods, Joy Leirer, and accompanied by Joy Leirer. The fine Messiah soloists this season will be Robert Boles, Chris Condon, Laura Christian, Sara Hamrick, Sylvia Jurcak, Charles Moosbrugger, Katie Paskey, and Aubrey Woods. Additional instruments will be added by Rick Tate, Katlin and Charles Klein, and Dan Maloney.
The Geauga Hunger Task Force is a volunteer organization established in 1977. The mission is to ensure that no resident of Geauga County goes hungry. This is accomplished by providing emergency food at seven food pantries located throughout the county. In 2016, the Geauga Hunger Task Force pantries provided over 460,000 meals. With just seven weeks remaining in the year, our local food pantries have already provided food to more families than in 2016. The Task Force is supported throughout the year by generous food and monetary donations from the community but the holidays are always a bigger challenge. Please consider attending this wonderful event and extending your neighbors a loving hand. For more information on the Geauga Hunger Task Force, visit: The Geauga Hunger Task Force