Later this month, get a taste of Philadelphia and world-class entertainment meet in Turners Falls and it all supports education. Joyce A. Phillips, Gill-Montague Education Fund member & Producer of the Annual Gala and Paul “Squeezebox” Gluck, accordionist with Aqua String Band told us about the annual Gala for the Gill-Montague Education Fund.
Sunday, April 27th
Turners Falls High School Theater
222 Turnpike Road
Turners Falls, MA 01376
About the Gala:
“The beauty of the Gala is that it makes a ”full circle’. It begins with a community supporting the efforts of the GMEF with advertising and tier-giving. It continues as the community is ”enriched’ with quality entertainment within our beautiful theater. Finally, it concludes with the awarding of grants for students throughout the district bringing children’s education to life. Students learn more when their basic curriculum is enhanced with technology, science, art, music, and physical education. Enrichment ties education together with our community.” Joyce A. Phillips, Producer/Annual Gala
About The Aqua String Band:
For over 90 years, The Aqua String Band has entertained countless people and has shared its unique Mummers tradition and sound across the globe. They travel extensively throughout the country entertaining millions of viewers, parade goers, and concert attendees. In addition to Philadelphia area parades, private events and concerts, other notable performances include participating in the second largest St Patrick’s Day Parade in the country in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Baltimore’s Mayor’s Christmas Parade, and both Pittsburgh’s and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts’ 4th of July Parades. The Band has even traveled to Germany and appeared in numerous Fasching (Carnival) parades and celebrations throughout the country.
About the The Gill-Montague Education Fund:
The Gill-Montague Education Fund is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the parents and citizens of the towns of Gill and Montague to support our schools. Its goals are to provide programs and resources for the schools that would enrich the educational opportunities available to students, and to encourage advocacy for public education within the community.