Christmas concert brings together multiple faiths, food for the needy

The 14th annual Community Christmas Benefit Concert will be held Sunday, December 11 starting at 7 p.m. in the Logan Tabernacle and concert founder and general chairman Gary Griffin says everyone is invited to attend. He says there is no charge for admission but those attending are asked to bring a food or cash donation to benefit the Cache Community Food Pantry. Griffin says there will be numerous religious organizations and musical groups participating in the event. “We’ve always had the Presbyterian Choir. They joined us the second year,” Griffin says. “The Episcopal Church has been very active helping us out in the past. “Members from almost every church in the valley have participated and are participating in the combined choir. Last time I asked, I think there were people from seven different religions participating in that choir.” On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, pantry director Matt Whittaker says more people are in need this year and hopes are that they all have a nice Christmas dinner. “I would suggest to take a look at what you like to have for Christmas dinner,” Whittaker said. “We’d like to provide the same food to the families that come down to us. “It’s basically a Thanksgiving dinner all over again. We’re going to try to provide a turkey, a ham, some stuffing, some whip cream, some cranberry sauce, stuff of that nature.” Whittaker also says contributions to the pantry’s building project would be greatly appreciated. John Ribera, one of the conductors, says this year the Logan High School Crimson Colony will be participating along with such inter-faith groups as the Westminster Bell Choir.

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