Friends of Grace Musical Gala Aug. 5
MILLBROOK – Join Grace Church Millbrook on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Listen to a variety of musical performances from country, to jazz, to classical; featuring well-known local musicians as they entertain on the piano, guitar, violin, viola and with their voices. This is a family-friendly event.
The lineup of talent includes: Eric Marshall, Mathilde Rosi-Marshall, Alice Rosi-Marshall, Philippe Treuille, Suzanne McDonald, Marissa Coté, Heather Holohan-Guarnieri, Karen Burrows, Deborah Coconis, Isabel Morrison and Elinor Qiao.
This Gala is intended to thank the people and businesses that have helped feed everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to continue nourishing the community through music as it rebuilds together.
Special honorees are Marona’s Market (Zach Hampton and employees) and The Millbrook Diner (Theodoropoulos family and employees) for providing food for the Millbrook community, and Village of Millbrook Trustee Kevin McGrane for his leadership during this difficult time.
In addition, organizers would like to honor the Food of Life/Comida de Vida Food Pantry at St. Thomas Amenia Church and the Dutchess Outreach Lunchbox in Poughkeepsie, which continue to serve hundreds of meals weekly. These programs are partially funded by Grace Church, and the following people have been especially active in these food ministries: Kathryn and Barney Calame, Denis Freeman, Evelyn Garzetta, and Lisa and John Lacey.
This event is a fundraiser for the programs mentioned above as well as additional programs that were created to improve the lives of many. Participants of this event will have an opportunity to be awarded gift cards to use at a variety of local shops, restaurants and the Millbrook Farmers Market as donation pledges are received live throughout the evening. The gift cards were purchased from the local retailers whose businesses were negatively impacted due to the pandemic — a way for donors to give doubly.
Funding for this event has been provided by The Dyson Foundation.
To find out more about the event, or how to be a sponsor, contact the Grace Church office at 845-677-3064.