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For the past 19 years, the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club has worked together to raise more than $4 million as part of its annual Rotary Turkey Drive, ensuring that every family can enjoy a special holiday meal through House of Friendship’s Christmas Hamper program. This year, the need is greater than ever before, with a record-breaking 5,600 households signing up to receive extra support this holiday season – almost a 30% increase over 2020. This year, the club hopes to raise $460,000. You can learn more about the Turkey Drive and make a donation here: https://kcrotaryevents.ca/turkey-drive/
The NoteWorthy Singers had its beginning in 1974 when a small number of volunteer seniors gathered around a piano and practiced with words only and called themselves the Merry Melodies. The City of Waterloo sponsored this group and provided the rehearsal space. During their first 25 years, The Merry Melodies grew into a choir that performed regularly at senior’s homes. They’ve performed at various churches, at The Humanities Theatre, The River Run Centre and The Evergreen Centre in Guelph, and participated in the 150 Year celebrations for the City of Waterloo. In 2012, the Merry Melodies became The NoteWorthy Singers. Under the direction of Terry English and accompanied by Trudy Dey, they continue the tradition of performing for seniors throughout the Waterloo Region. Now, the NoteWorthy Singers boasts membership of 80 very young-sounding senior singers who enjoy themselves every Monday afternoon, learning varied styles of music. With COVID restrictions in place, the group has been unable to meet in-person for almost two years. They’ve also taken their annual concerts online, still providing the opportunity to enjoy their music and raise funds. This year, the Noteworthy Singers annual Christmas concert will be broadcast on YouTube and on Rogers TV, beginning on Thursday, Dec. 9th at 2:00 p.m. The group is also raising funds to support the 25th annual New Toys for Needy Kids campaign run by the Waterloo Knights of Columbus.
To hear this year’s Christmas concert, check the Noteworthy Singers YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCssfNGgWvy01IH9QRPhCG9w.
To help the Noteworthy Singers raise $15,000 for New Toys for Needy Kids, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nws-new-toys-for-needy-kids?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all.