The Board Thanks WHOW and Carmon Funeral Homes for Thinking of Us!WINDSOR HOUSES OF WORSHIP (WHOW) TO HOST FOOD COLLECTION AT AUGUST 4TH FARMINGTON VALLEY BAND SUMMER CONCERT ON TOWN GREEN
WINDSOR, CONN., July 12, 2016 – On Thursday, August 4th at 6:30 p.m., the family and staff of Carmon Community Funeral Homes invite all Greater Hartford residents to a free “Farmington Valley Band” concert on the Windsor Town Green in Windsor, Conn. The performance on the Windsor Town Hall lawn on Broad Street is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and people can bring lawn chairs or blankets. The event is part of the Windsor Town Green concert series presented by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown.
Before and during the concert, the Windsor Houses of Worship (WHOW) civic association will host a collection drive for the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank. WHOW, comprised of members of Windsor’s faith-based institutions, is holding the summer collection to remind the public that food donations for hungry people are needed all year long, and not just during the November-December holidays.
Concert-goers can bring canned and boxed nonperishable food items and several types of personal care products to WHOW volunteers located at the Carmon Community Funeral Homes table on the grass near the stage. The Windsor Food & Fuel Bank reports its most needed items include: peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce & pasta, macaroni and cheese, canned meats, crackers, cereal, baked beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit, fruit juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, and condiments such as ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. The Food Bank also seeks personal care items such as paper towels, facial tissues, toilet paper, and diapers and baby wipes. The Windsor Food & Fuel Bank is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. For more information, visit www.windsorfoodbank.org
The Farmington Valley Band was organized in 1944 by Fred Widen, a longtime Collinsville native. It was an extension of the earlier Collinsville Boys Band, in which he had been a tuba player. Fred was the driving force behind the Canton Historical museum as well, with his extensive collection of Collins-related artifacts. His original Sousaphone can be seen there today, along with a recreated bandstand from the old days. A full list of the Summer Concerts on the Green is posted at www.Windsorcc.org
The Windsor Houses of Worship (WHOW) is a civic organization comprised of members of Windsor’s faith-based institutions. Its members dedicate time and effort toward helping those in need. For more information about WHOW, call Susan Foote at 860-683-1122.
Carmon Community Funeral Homes is a family-owned firm that has been serving families in North Central Connecticut for 70 years with nine funeral homes in North Central Connecticut: Avon; Granby; Hartford; Rockville; South Windsor; Suffield; Vernon; and Windsor (2 locations); and its own on-site Mount Laurel Crematory. For more information, visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com or call 860-688-2200.