Concert in the Park Benefits Canyonville ACS

On June 6, nearly 100 music lovers from Canyonville, Ore., and surrounding communities enjoyed a concert in the park featuring more than 30 local performers. Musicians donating their time and talents, included Strings of Praise, an eight-piece string orchestra; Tri-City Slickers, a six-piece brass band; Canyonville’s male quartet, known as The 4 Ol’ Guys; and vocal and instrumental solos and duets.

The Sunday evening concert at Pioneer Park was sponsored by the Canyonville Church to raise awareness about Canyonville Adventist Community Services, which provides food and clothing assistance to those in need within the local area. Javelin Ormond, Canyonville’s Promise Natural Foods owner, was the emcee. Concert goers were given an opportunity to give back to their community through a freewill offering, a silent auction or by purchasing baked goods.

While planning for this event began months in advance, and the date was carefully chosen with the hopes for good weather, Southern Oregon’s temperamental weather proved a challenge. As the time for the concert approached, the weather forecast predicted rain. Many prayers ascended and faith was tested as showers were present during setup, but the clouds parted and the temperature warmed right on time for the concert.

Featured in: September 2010