Thanksgiving Baskets and A Candlelight Concert


Mandy Monaco of WIN (Women Involved in Newtown), and Ellen Parrella, of NFM (Newtown Friends of Music), are collaborating in collecting items for this year's Thanksgiving baskets.

In honor of Newtown's Tercentennial Newtown Friends of Music is presenting a Special Candlelight Concert on November 19 at 4:00 pm at The Newtown Meeting House. Colonial costume is optional.

The Candlelight concert is a gift to the Town of Newtown from Newtown Friends of Music and admission to the event is gratis to Newtown residents. However, concertgoers are requested to bring an item to fill the Thanksgiving Baskets that WIN will distribute to families in need, as they do every year. Items are also needed for the Food Pantry.

Mrs Monaco states that WIN has a cooler and can, therefore, accept items that need refrigeration, such as bread, baked goods, and such.

Mrs Parrella said she was extremely happy to have this collaboration between NFM and WIN and trusts that the collection, on November 19, will result in well over 250 items for the Thanksgiving baskets.

For a free ticket, please send a self addressed, stamped envelope with the number of tickets requested to Newtown Friends of Music at P O Box 295, Newtown CT 06470-0295. More information about the concert will appear in next week's Bee and can also be found on the NFM website or by calling 426-6470.