Non-perishable, food, personal hygiene items and money will be collected at 11 concerts this school year, according to retired Perkins School music teacher Maria Walton.
Walton volunteers on behalf of the Newark Central School District Music Department to help the Newark Food Closet.
“The Food Closet always gets lots of donations during the holiday season, but then it drops off drastically in winter and spring,” Walton said. “I am hoping that people will donate items for the Food Closet at all of our concerts and will associate going to a concert with doing so.”
The Newark Food Closet serves over 3,000 individuals from Newark, Port Gibson and East Palmyra. Walton will collect food at the following concerts:
Sixth Grade Band/Concert: 7 p.m. on Dec. 5, Newark Middle School, 701 Peirson Ave.
Seventh and Eighth Grade Band/Chorus Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10, NMS.
Beginning and Continuing Band, Fourth and Fifth Grade Choruses, and Bucket Brigade Holiday Concert: 7 p.m. on Dec. 12, Kelley School, 316 W. Miller St.
Music Department Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, Newark High School, 625 Peirson Ave.
Grades 4-12 Choral Concert: 7 p.m. on March 10, 2020, NHS.
Grades 4-12 Cavalcade of Bands: 7 p.m. on March 17, 2020, NHS.
Beginning and Continuing Band; Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Choruses; and Bucket Brigade: 7 p.m. on June 4, 2020, NHS.
Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Concert: 7:30 p.m. on June 8, 2020, NHS.
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade Band Concert: 7 p.m. on June 9, 2020, NMS.
Chamber and Mixed Choir Concert: 7:30 p.m. on June 10, 2020, NHS.
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus Concert: 7 p.m. on June 11, 2020, NMS.