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Snowflakes, Songs & Slices Concert Benefits Darien's Opus Charity

Opus Board Member Tasha Blair helps her children Lachlan (5) and Sawyer (2) keep the beat at the Snowflakes, Songs & Slices benefit concert. Photo Credit: Opus for Person-to-Person
Board Member Pam Byrne with children Henry (7) and Ellie (5) at Opus for Person-to-Person’s 2nd annual Snowflakes, Songs & Slices concert. Photo Credit: Opus for Person-to-Person

DARIEN, Conn. -- Opus for Person-to-Person hosted Snowflakes, Songs & Slices, its second annual children’s benefit concert, last month at St. Luke’s Youth and Community Center in Darien.

Proceeds went to Person-to-Person, which serves nearly 24,000 individuals in need from neighboring communities each year. The all-ages event featured lively, interactive music by Jay and Ray Music for Everyone, cookie decorating by UCBC (Upper Crust Bakery and Café) and dinner from Heights Pizza. After dancing and a fun sing-a-long, children enjoyed dinner and a craft and then left with a sweet treat takeaway from Chunky Pam’s Sweet Shoppe.

“Snowflakes, Songs & Slices has become a popular outing for families looking for fun indoor activities in the winter,” said Patty Deery, vice president of Opus for Person-to-Person. “Everyone had a wonderful time, and it was a special opportunity to raise money for a great cause.”

Next up for Opus is an annual spring gala, the organization’s largest fundraiser. “Spring Fling: March Madras” will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien. Tickets are now on sale. Details on purchasing tickets and attending the event are available on the Opus for Person-to-Person website a www.opus4p2p.org .

For more than 15 years, Opus, a volunteer group within Person-to-Person, has supported the Norwalk- and Darien-based agency through fundraising efforts and public awareness. Services include food and clothing, funds for scholarship and camp programs, layettes for babies, emergency financial assistance for security deposits, rents and utilities, a holiday toy store and more.

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