Join the Indian Valley Community Band (IVCB) for their annual Holiday Concert today, Sunday, November 24th, 2013 from 2pm – 4pm. Under the direction of Richard Hart, the performance will feature a variety of holiday music. The whole family is welcome to attend and even children will enjoy this casual, festive music program which includes a sing-along with audience participation. Donations of non perishable food items and cash to benefit the Sandwich Lions Club’s Franklin Mall project are appreciated.
The Lions Club distributes approximately 8000 pounds of non perishable food, plus gift certificates to purchase additional items at a local grocery store to needy families each year. They reach between 100 and 150 families. This is a true community event with community members working beside Lions at each step in this process. Food donations are collected at schools, churches, and local businesses. Scouts, students, senior citizens, and everyone in between help Lions pack the book into boxes. Food boxes are usually delivered the Saturday before Christmas.
This project was started many years ago by long time Sandwich resident Franklin Mall. The Sandwich Lions Club has continued the practice after his death. Sandwich Lions accept cash donations and groceries during December to support this project. Contributions may be mailed to:Sandwich Lions Club, P. O. Box 32, Sandwich, IL 60548. Please specify contribution is for Franklin Mall Food Box project.
The IVCB is comprised of musicians from around the Fox Valley area. For the past 25 years, members have donated their time and talent to benefit many worthwhile area organizations. Come out and enjoy the sounds of the season while supporting the Franklin Mall Christmas Project. Concert goers will be treated to a punch and cookie reception after the performance. The concert will be held at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich, IL.