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Opus Family Concert & Craft Event Benefits Person-to-Person

Opus Co-President Renee Schwandt with Emerson and Luke (standing); Opus Vice-President Kerry Coppola with Isabelle; Opus Co-President Tori Bolger with Reid (in stripes) and Pierce; and Opus Co-President Jen Forlizzi with Brynn.
Opus Co-President Renee Schwandt with Emerson and Luke (standing); Opus Vice-President Kerry Coppola with Isabelle; Opus Co-President Tori Bolger with Reid (in stripes) and Pierce; and Opus Co-President Jen Forlizzi with Brynn.

To give families an entertaining break from the winter chill, Opus for Person-to-Person hosted a sold-out children’s concert event on Saturday, January 25, from 4pm – 6pm at St. Luke’s Youth and Community Center in Darien. More than 100 local children with their parents attended Snowflakes, Songs & Slices, which raised approximately $1500 to help Person-to-Person serve nearly 23,000 individuals in need from neighboring communities on an annual basis.

By contributing the entertainment, art and food, three major donors made Snowflakes, Songs & Slices possible. The all-ages event featured a 45 minute interactive musical performance by Ray & Jay Music for Everybody, a winter-themed craft led by Green Moon, and dinner from Heights Pizza. The children sang along, danced, and explored their artistic talents with a fun, kid-friendly craft project.  Hungry guests were served pizza and apples slices, and left the event with goodie bags of sweet treats donated by Chunky Pam’s.  

“Snowflakes, Songs & Slices gave families a productive way to spend quality time together and have a little fun on a snowy winter afternoon, while raising money for a good cause,” said Kerry Coppola, Vice President of Opus for Person-to-Person. “We appreciate the generosity of our donors, and the support of our members and all who attended this event and helped to make it such a hit for the kids.”

New and prospective members are invited to learn more about Opus’ mission and how to become involved at a New Member Cocktail Party on February 26, from 7 pm-9pm at Estia’s American, located at 1020 Post Road in Darien. To attend this informal event, please rsvp to Catherine Webb at catherineebwebb@gmail.com.

For more information on Opus, please visit the website at www.opus4p2p.org and become a fan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/opus4p2p. Please email info@opus4p2p.org regarding corporate donations and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

About Opus for Person-to-Person

For more than 15 years, Opus has supported the Norwalk and Darien-based Person-to-Person through fundraising efforts and public awareness.  Last year, nearly 23,000 people received assistance from Person-to-Person including food and clothing donations, funds for scholarship and camp programs, layettes for babies, living assistance loans, holiday toy store and more.  For more information on this growing organization of more than 200 women and how to get involved, visit http://www.opus4p2p.org.

 

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