WILTON – More than 200 people contributed a total of $2,100.20 at a Jan. 30 benefit concert to raise funds for the tsunami-affected regions of South Asia.

The event, organized by a number of Wilton high school students, featured high school musical groups such as the Mount Blue Voices, Franklin County Fiddlers, Mount Blue Jazz Band and the Syncopations.

Selections ranged from “Rock Around the Clock,” Hungarian fiddle tunes, old-time big band jazz pieces and a closing vocal piece, “Praying for Children.” The concert witnessed a series of standing ovations from the audience, which packed the First Congregational Church of Wilton to standing room only.

Proceeds will be sent to earthquake and tsunami relief operations of Save the Children, which is active in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India. Save the Children has been providing food and medical assistance, has been active in protecting orphaned children and has provided homeless families in survivor camps with household goods kits.

Those who wish to make a late contribution may contact the First Congregational Church at 645-2535.


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