Musicians blow off steam in Winsted
WINSTED — After a summer-long break, the first Steam Vent Coffee House for the fall season was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the First Church of Winsted. The night of music, which occurs every second Saturday in the month, is a fundraiser for church activities.For some time, the church has been helping out out a village in Oaxaca, Mexico. In the past, church members have traveled there to helped to build houses and plant trees in the village, as well as volunteering at an orphanage for special needs children. This year, the church plans to travel back to Oaxaca to establish a coffee co-op for village coffee farmers and distribute food and supplies to the villagers. “We are glad to be back up and running after a summer break,” organizer Debbie Storrs said. “It’s great that we have a variety of music and food and people continue to enjoy these events.” The Rev. Mike Wu, pastor of the church, helped serve lasagna throughout the evening, while Cindy Roys passed out her red velvet cupcakes. Performers included Patti Wilion, Bill Benson and Gale Gardiner. The next Steam Vent Coffee House is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.