Ivory Wind with Strings Attached will perform a candlelight Christmas concert titled “Songs of the Season” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Weyauwega.
It will be the fourth annual HEROES concert, and it is being held on Pearl Harbor Day.
Free-will donations will be accepted. The concert will provide Service to the Armed Forces and local Red Cross disaster relief.
The timing of “Songs of the Season” on Pearl Harbor Day ties in with the long-standing program of the American Red Cross — Service to the Armed Forces.
Since 1905, SAF staff and volunteers have validated and relayed emergency messages between service members and their families, offering a link in crisis.
A total of 400 emergency messages are relayed every day all around the globe.
In addition, collaborating with military aid societies, the Red Cross provides emergency financial assistance, such as travel expenses, burial costs or funds to meet urgent health, welfare and social needs.
A portion of the “Songs of the Season” collection will also be used to provide relief to victims of local disasters and to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
“This is not the kind of weather you want to be standing out in the cold for an extended period of time,” said Vicki Jenks, a local disaster action team member. “That’s why we deploy highly trained volunteers to make sure the families that are touched by tragic events are receiving life-sustaining services the Red Cross has to offer.”
Ivory Wind with Strings Attached includes Joyce Josie on piano, Ann Stevens on flute and Laurie Young on violin.
Josie is the music director at First Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Vern, usually accompanies the group as their sound man.
Stevens has played with the Waupaca Community Orchestra for the past 28 years. When not playing, she works at Aurora Community Services, assisting individuals with disabilities.
Young joined the group in 2009 and has played violin since the age of seven.
Her musical career included school and community orchestra, as well as 11 years with the Mount Mary String Quartet.
She supports her music addiction by working as an occupational therapist and rehab director at St. Joseph’s Residence, in New London.
First Presbyterian Church in located at 200 S. Pine St., in Weyauwega.