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Event Date: June 10, 2018 

The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults with Special Needs or Disabilities

Route 5 (537 Northampton St.), Holyoke, MA 01041, Phone: 413-538-7450

 

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Dawn Cadigan, dawn@jerichobeca.org, Phone: (413) 538-7450 x107

 

Jericho to Hold Benefit Concert for Children and Adults with Special Needs or Disabilities, Holyoke, MA

 

Westfield's Sophie Lawry with Dan Kane and Friends to perform. "Show-stopping singing and dancing," said Barbara C. Bernard, columnist for The Springfield Republican. Jericho works with parents, families and professionals throughout Western Massachusetts for full inclusion of children and adults with special needs and disabilities.

 

Sophie Lawry attended a summer singing camp with Dan Kane when she was 4-years-old and has been hooked ever since. 

 

Holyoke, MA, May 25, 2018 - On Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 1pm to 3pm, Jericho, the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults with special needs or disabilities, will be featuring an afternoon of music and fun with a benefit concert featuring Westfield's own Sophie Lawry with Dan Kane and Friends. Jericho is located on Rte. 5, 537 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA 01041.

 

Tickets are adults $15.00, children 12 and under $10.00. To obtain tickets, call 538-7450, email dawn@jerichobeca.org or Register Online

 

Sophie is an 11-year-old 5th grade student at St. Mary’s elementary school in Westfield. She attended a summer singing camp with Dan Kane when she was 4-years-old and has been hooked ever since.  She has performed at the Pawtucket Red Sox, Springfield Thunderbirds, Babe Ruth World Series, and many local events such as Jericho masses, St. Mary’s Westfield masses, Soldier’s Home, Holyoke Mall, Amelia Park Gardens, and Senior centers.

 

 

Sophie Lawry

 

Sophie wants to give back to Jericho since they have been such a big part of her family’s life.  Her grandmother, Brigid Boyle, was in a wheelchair and she used to go to Jericho with her for masses.

 

Sophie’s songs at the Benefit Concert will include pop, rock, and standards.  Sophie will be joined by Fr. Francis Reilly, Fred Marion, Traci Minch, DK8 ensemble, and other young singers.  Mary Cate Mannion from ABC/Fox WesternMass news will be the emcee. 

 

"Show-stopping singing and dancing," said Barbara C. Bernard, columnist for The Springfield Republican.

 

The Dan Kane Singers were a beloved 150 member singing group who called Springfield Symphony Hall and the MassMutual Center home for years. Their huge sold out concerts were sponsored by Peter Pan and The Big Y Corporations. The adult group proudly showcased fantastic adult singers while upcoming young stars spotlighting their incredible talents. This reputation continues today with Dan Kane and Friends. Dan has been a teacher in the Westfield Public School system for over 34 years. He performed for President Bill Clinton in Washington, produced a Christmas TV special on public TV57 and has recorded dozens of CDs with the area’s best musicians and singers.

 

Jericho, a registered 501c(3) company, works with parents, families and professionals throughout Western Massachusetts for full inclusion of children and adults with special needs and disabilities into schools and the community at large. Jericho is dedicated to creating the right connections and providing critical disability information through family education, social events and activities, religious training, and partnerships with families, individuals and professionals who are working with or caring for adults or children with special needs or disabilities. All are welcome.

 

To make a donation to Jericho, click here:

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E191908&id=1 

 

Web: www.jerichobeca.org 

 

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Jericho to Hold Benefit Concert for Children and Adults with Special Needs or Disabilities, June 10, Holyoke

 

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 1pm to 3pm, Jericho, the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults with special needs or disabilities, will be featuring an afternoon of music and fun with a benefit concert featuring Sophie Lawry with Dan Kane and Friends. Jericho is located on Rte. 5, 537 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA. Sophie is an 11-year-old 5th grade student at St. Mary’s elementary school in Westfield. She attended a summer singing camp with Dan Kane when she was 4-years-old and has been hooked ever since. She has performed at the Pawtucket Red Sox, Springfield Thunderbirds, Babe Ruth World Series, and many local events. "Show-stopping singing and dancing," said Barbara C. Bernard, columnist for The Springfield Republican. Jericho, a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization, works with parents, families and professionals throughout Western Massachusetts for full inclusion of children and adults with special needs and disabilities into schools and the community at large.

 

Event Date: June 10, 2018

Event Time: 1pm to 3pm

Event Location: Rte. 5, 537 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA 01041

Admission: Tickets are adults $15.00, children 12 and under $10.00. To obtain tickets, call 538-7450 or email dawn@jerichobeca.org. To register online: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E191908&id=23   

Web: www.jerichobeca.org

Contact: Dawn Cadigan, dawn@jerichobeca.org, Phone: (413) 538-7450 x107

 

 

RELATED EVENT:

39th ANNUAL TONY STRYCHARZ GOLF CLASSIC, FEEDING HILLS, MA


The 39th Annual Tony Strycharz Golf Classic is the longest running golf tournament in Western Mass. This hugely successful event has become a mainstay in both fundraising activities and golfing opportunities. This much needed financial support benefits the daily operations and programming for people with disabilities at Jericho in Holyoke.

 

Contact Maria Burke at maria@jerichobeca.org, or call 413-538-7450

 

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:00am

11am Lunch, 12pm Tee Time. Cost per Player: $125.00 (Lunch & Dinner is included in golf fee).

 

Where: Oak Ridge Country Club, 850 S Westfield St, Feeding Hills, MA. Phone: (413) 789-7307

Click here to register
Click here to download a brochure

Golf Info: http://www.jerichobeca.org/what-we-do/events/golf-tournament    

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT JERICHO

 

Jericho welcomes volunteers to assist with many tasks; for example:

 

          Grounds work, tending gardens

          Weeding, raking

          Painting, trimming

          stuffing envelopes

          They have all the tools, paint etc. on the premises.

 

VOLUNTEER CONTACT:

To offer your services, contact Dean, maintenance@jerichobeca.org. Main Phone: 413-538-7450

 

 


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