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Band concert to benefit Franklin Mall project

The Indian Valley Community Band will present a holiday concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Sandwich Opera House.
The Indian Valley Community Band will present a holiday concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Sandwich Opera House.

A Winter/Holiday Concert by the Indian Valley Community Band will benefit the Franklin Mall Christmas Project.

The concert will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the historic Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in downtown Sandwich. The Sandwich Opera House is handicapped-accessible with a ramp on the west side of the front door and an elevator to the seating area and stage.

The program will feature several new pieces never before performed by the band, including “Merry Christmas Darling” that was recorded by The Carpenters and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” that was recorded by Mannheim Steamroller.

The public is invited to the concert and there is no admission charge. Nonperishable food items or monetary donations will be accepted at the door for the Franklin Mall Christmas Project, a food drive started nearly 60 years ago by the late Frankie and Peg Mall of Sandwich. The food drive now is directed by the Sandwich Lions Club, with donations and assistance from area residents.

Attendees will be treated to a punch and cookie reception after the concert.

For information about the concert, call Deb at 815-786-6752. Questions about the Sandwich Opera House can be directed to Chris at 815-786-2555.

For information about the Franklin Mall Christmas Project, call Karen Spangler at 815-786-2189.

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