Concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity project Aug. 28

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Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will host a benefit concert on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. to raise funds for a Habitat for Humanity repair project in Fairfield.

Local high school musicians will perform a range of musical styles, including classical, jazz and Broadway, modern, reggae, punk, alternative and metal.

Tickets cost $10 in advance and can be obtained by calling 203-216-1106. Tickets also may be purchased at the door for $15.

The church is located at 160 Hill Farm Road (corner of Duck Farm Road) in Fairfield.

Proceeds will pay for recently completed repairs to the Flynn home at 174 Fairfield Woods Road. Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County worked on the project as part of Habitat’s Critical Home Repair program.

Musical groups and artists performing at the Aug. 28 concert include the BANK Quartet, Far From In Between, Broses, Bryan Fichera and Kim Canzoneri, Ankit Anil, Claire and Jack Feeney, Cara Brundage and Isaiah Mansour, and youth vocalists from CES Regional Center for the Arts, a magnet-school program in Trumbull for high school students.

“We are looking to raise $6,000 to help pay for the work that was done on the Flynn home,” said Carole Canzoneri, whose daughter Kim, a cellist, will be playing in the concert. “We’re hoping for a big turnout and continued community support to help our neighbors in need.”

Members of the BANK Quartet — Kim Canzoneri, Bridget Halstead, Sarah Green and Ankit Anil — were the driving force behind the concert, Carole Canzoneri said.

“I want to thank all of the students and their parents for caring enough to put on this concert, and support this great cause,” she said.

Before Habitat stepped in, the Flynn house was in a state of serious disrepair, according to a press release. Owner Holly Flynn had trouble maintaining her home as she struggled with the loss of her eyesight and, as a single mother, caring for her two disabled sons on a very small income.

In only two and half weeks this past May, Habitat volunteers renovated the Flynn residence from top to bottom, installing new exterior siding and shutters; patching, sanding and painting the interior walls; sanding and sealing the wood floors, and gutting and replacing the kitchen and bathrooms.

“Because of the tight time frame and the unanticipated amount of repairs, we had to borrow $6,000 from another project to complete Holly’s home quickly. That’s why we’re continuing to raise funds for this project,” said Keith Cook, Habitat co-president and director of construction of Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County. “I want to thank Carole and the other volunteers for organizing this benefit concert and for rallying the community in support of Holly and her family.”

Cook said nearly half of the funding for this project, including labor and materials, came from local developer Glenn Tatangelo of Love Where You Live Homes LLC and his family foundation.

More on the Flynn house project can be found at http://blog.habitatcfc.org.

A raffle will be held after the concert, with prizes donated by local merchants including J. Albert Johnson Jewelers, Westport Music Center, Country Cow Deli, Primo Pizza, Fairfield University Bookstore, Chili Bomb, Massage Envy, Total Look Salon, European Wax Center and Gyro Grill, among others. A bake sale will also be held.

Information about Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County can be found at habitatcfc.org or facebook.com/HabitatCFC.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church can be reached at 203-255-0545 or oursaviours.net.

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