Ringing concert benefits Hospitality House

Dec 13, 2013
At the Ringing in the Season check presentation are, from left, the Rev. Kevin Pleas, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Camden; Pinny Beebe-Center, Board Chairwoman of Hospitality House; and Leigh Smith, founder of Ringing in the Season.

Camden — On Dec. 7, First Congregational Church of Camden presented the eighth annual Ringing in the Season holiday handbell concert to a full capacity audience. The concert has always been free of charge, with a free-will offering collected at the end of the performance to benefit a local charitable organization.

This year’s program featured Choral Bells of the First Congregational Church of Camden; Joyful Bells of the Belfast United Methodist Church; Penobscot Bay Ringers of Camden; Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers of Freeport; and handbell soloist Amy Rollins of Lincolnville, accompanied on piano by Steve Weston of Belfast. There were 35 musicians, representing 20 different communities.

The recipient of this year’s offering was Hospitality House in Rockport, Midcoast’s only shelter. The amount raised was $1,158.13.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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