Two Performances Planned of Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing

 
 
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Jan. 7, 2022 - PRLog -- Celebrate the Edison Festival of Light and help feed the hungry by attending  Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing  Tuesday, Feb. 8, at The First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers at the corner of Second Street and Lee Street.

It's the 32nd anniversary of the hymn sing, which is sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships.  Because of the overwhelming popularity of the event, two performances are planned at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.   The doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Admission is free, but because of the increased need for food for the hungry, organizers are requesting that those who attend bring cans of non-perishable food and a voluntary cash donation, if possible, to benefit Sam's Community Kitchen & Cafe of Community Cooperative.

"We need to help The Soup Kitchen by donating as much canned goods and cash as we can to help families who most need it in our community," said the Rev. Dr. Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church.

Community Cooperative is an innovative nonprofit organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. It provides more than 22,000 meals each month through its Community Cafés, Meals on Wheels programs and school programs, distributes more than 750,000 pounds of groceries through its Mobile Food Pantries, and serves 9,000 individuals and families with homeless and comprehensive case management services through its Social & Education Resource Centers.  A proud United Way partner, Community Cooperative serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers Beach.

The church has been a strong supporter of the agency from the beginning and continues to support its ministry there by providing volunteers and other support for Sam's Community Kitchen & Café and the Meals on Wheels program.

Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing was founded by the late Sam Galloway, Jr., who made feeding the hungry part of his life's work and was one of the founders of Community Cooperative.

"On this 32nd anniversary of the Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing that Sam founded, it seems only appropriate that we dedicate this year's performance in his memory," said First Presbyterian Pastor Dr. Paul deJong.

Cash donations are especially needed because Community Cooperative can buy five times as much food for the same amount of money that residents spend at local grocery stores.

This year's event will feature the First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and many other singers, along with a piano-organ combination.

For more information or directions to the church, call 334-2261 or visit www.fpcfortmyers.org.  For more information about Community Cooperative, call (239) 332-SOUP or visit www.communitycooperative.com.

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