Ringing in the Season benefits Sixty-Three

Dec 20, 2012
Pictured at the Ringing in the Season check presentation are, from left, Renee Hutcheon, board member and secretary of Sixty-Three Washington Street; Kevin Pleas, senior minister of the First Congregational Church of Camden; and Leigh Smith, founder of Ringing in the Season.

Camden — Ringing in the Season, an annual holiday handbell concert, has donated the proceeds from its 2012 to Sixty-Three Washington Street, a Camden home for senior citizens. The amount raised this year was $900.87.

On Dec. 1 at 4 p.m., the First Congregational Church of Camden presented the seventh annual Ringing in the Season holiday handbell concert to a full capacity audience. This year’s concert featured Choral Bells of the First Congregational Church of Camden; Joyful Bells of the Belfast United Methodist Church; Penobscot Bay Ringers of Camden; and Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers of Freeport. There were 36 musicians, representing 20 Maine communities, who made the holiday music possible.

The concert has always been free of charge to the audience, with a free-will offering collected at the end of the concert to benefit a local, charitable organization.

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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