fundraiser for trio of organizations


AUBURN – Singer, guitarist and humorist Willie Nininger, accompanied by the Earl Gettles Review and selected guests, will perform Saturday, April 29, at Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center.

The 8 p.m. concert will benefit three area organizations: the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Temple Shalom Synagogue Center, Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, or any combination of the three – ticketholder’s choice.

Open to the public, this concert is being presented by the Max Kagan Family Foundation in memory of Irving Kagan and Eugene Nininger.

The Max Kagan Family Foundation, established in 1955, is a charitable trust dedicated to promoting quality of life at the community level, with special emphasis on health care, children’s welfare and education.

Concert tickets are $25 per person. Representatives from each organization benefiting from the concert will be available at 7:30 p.m. to explain their missions

Nininger wrote songs for “Captain Kangaroo” and other children’s television specials, and developed a reputation as a great folk humorist. He gained notoriety as a top flatpick guitarist with his solo acoustic bluegrass version of the “William Tell Overture.”

Concertgoers will be offered to a choice of beverages, including beer or wine with proof of age, as well as light refreshments.

Reservations can be made in advance and may be purchased at the synagogue office or by mail with a check payable to the Max Kagan Family Foundation.

Seating is limited to 200 guests; unsold seats will be available on the evening of the concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 786-4201.