Thanks to an enthusiastic and generous audience and a mystery donor, the Orillia Vocal Ensemble and special guest, Lance Anderson, were able to augment the bank account of the Lighthouse Christian Ministries at a special fundraising concert on March 4 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Orillia.
By the time donations from the audience and the choir were added up, the total was over $1900. However, at the concert, it was announced that a special anonymous donor had come forward who was willing to match all funds donated at the concert; so the total cheque taken to the Lighthouse by the OVE was $3812. This money will really help out with the Lighthouse’s soup kitchen and men’s shelter.
The OVE would like to thank St. Andrew’s Church, Marshall Martin, Lance Anderson and all the volunteers for all of their help and support. Also the OVE would like to thank special concert sponsor Davenport Subaru for covering the costs of the concert, and special theme song sponsors Dapper Depot and Fred Smith State Farm for sponsoring the choir’s newly written theme song, which premiered at this concert.
The OVE is proud to be making a difference for Orillia area charities, and looks forward to their Sir Sam Steele Day concert, June 24 at the Opera House, which will be in support of the Orillia Museum of Art and History.
photo L-R- OVE President Roger Andrews and OVE Music Director Roy Menagh present the cheque to Lighthouse Managing Director Tim Tanton at the concert.