WENY News - Concert held to benefit Hornell food pantries

Concert held to benefit Hornell food pantries

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HORNELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- Residents had the opportunity to could get their groove on while supporting local food pantries. A free community concert was held at the Hornell United Methodist Church on Sunday. It featured groups like the Maple City Barbershop Chorus, and Elvis tribute artist , Dave Weaver. The event aimed at raising money for Turning Point and Salvation Army food pantries in Hornell. 

"We've been doing this now for more than seven years," said Maple City Barbershop Chorus president, John Schoonover. "We've raised over five-thousand dollars for theses organizations. Most times we do this once a year, but we have done this multiple times during the years as well."

According to the Maple City Barbershop Chorus, the event is all about giving back to the community.

"We believe that it's important to give us an outlet to not just entertain the people, but to give them the opportunity to help others," said Schoonover.

If you'd like to learn more about Turning Point, you can visit their website at: https://www.catholiccharitiessteuben.org/services/turning-point/.

To learn more about the Hornell Salvation Army, you can give them a call at (607) 324-1933. 

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