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Sundae Serenade at All Saints

Foothill High School Club Cougar Jazz Combo

Foothill High School Club Cougar Jazz Combo

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is sponsoring Sundae Serenade on June 17, 2016 from 7-9 p.mat 2150 Benton Drive, Redding CA.

This fundraising event will feature big band era live music, dancing, a tribute to veterans, and an ice cream social. Musical guests will include Lou White and the Band, the Foothill High School Club Cougar Jazz Combo, and other singing or dancing performances by interested young people. Music will be from 7 to 8 p.m. inside the church sanctuary, where pews will be rearranged to make room for dancing.

All Saints’ welcomes youth participation in any aspects of the program, including singing, dancing, doing a tribute or vignette to local veterans, spreading the word via social media, helping with ticket sales or public relations, inviting friends, helping serve ice cream, cleaning up after the event, and more. If your young people would like to be involved in any way, please contact the organizer at aseccommission@gmail.com or 530-524-2206.

Proceeds from this event will go toward modernizing Memorial Hall, which has served as a community gathering site since 1994. In addition to the hall’s church functions, five Alcoholics Anonymous groups utilize this facility daily, as do other support groups. One SAFE Place used Memorial Hall until its new facility was built; and Eagles Soar Youth Activity Center (ESYAC) used the hall for its after-school program for children who live in motels and trailer parks. The Redding Writers Forum meets there regularly, and the hall is designated as an emergency evacuation center for residents of Lavender Hills Assisted Living.

When Memorial Hall was constructed more than 20 years ago, the recession placed financial constraints on the church budget, so members built the hall in a community barn-raising style. It has long been in need of modernization, including technology that did not exist in 1994, and general refurbishment.

All Saints’ wants to engage and gather the community – particularly young people – in a fun way through Sundae Serenade while also raising needed resources to better serve the varied populations and groups that rely on Memorial Hall as a safe, “spiritual,” and welcoming place to gather.

Tickets are $35, available through Eventbrite.