PARIS – Rehearsals for this year’s Christmas for Teens Benefit Concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School on Route 26. The concert will be held Friday, Dec. 2, in the auditorium of the high school.

Cynthia Wescott, longtime music educator and producer of many musical events in the Oxford Hills region, will be the production coordinator. She will be joined by Shirli Allen-Heald, Virginia Noble, Susan Glines, Jonathan Smith and Kenn Sawyer in creating the special event. Al Wescott will coordinate the lighting.

Many unusual sets and creative special effects will highlight the fund-raiser. Poets, dancers, instrumentalists, choral ensembles and soloists may contact Wescott for more information at the school at 743-8914, ext. 1015, or Shirli Allen-Heald at 743-6002.

The general chorus is open to all, with solos and ensembles by audition, and community performing groups by invitation.

This is the sixth year Wescott has produced this event, with all proceeds going to Christmas for Teens, a program of Rightstart. Christmas for Teens provides gifts for area teens meeting the following requirements: 13 to 18 years, full-time students at OHCHS or Oxford Hills Middle School, and certain economic guidelines.

More than 135 teens were served during Christmas 2004. This is the single largest fund-raiser for the program. For more information or to donate, phone Sherry Keaten at Community Concepts 743-1520 or Jean Delamater at 539-4587.

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