Residents can celebrate the holidays by singing together to help feed the hungry at the 23rd Annual Holiday Carol Sing, presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships.
The event will be held Dec. 17 at 2438 Second St. in downtown Fort Myers.
Admission is at least two cans of non-perishable food for the Everyday Cafe and Marketplace, which is operated by Community Cooperative Ministries, and a voluntary cash donation, if you can.
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Tim Kemp, of North Fort Myers, and Renae Kosecki, of Lehigh Acres, at last year’s Annual Holiday Carol Sing.
Three carol sings are planned at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes prior.
CCMI provided food and other services to 10,250 people last year.
CCMI was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County.
The church continues to support its ministry by providing volunteers in The Soup Kitchen and delivering hot meals to home-bound seniors.
Cash donations are especially needed because CCMI can buy five times as much food for the same amount of money that residents spend at local grocery stores.
Residents who cannot attend any of the performances may donate canned goods at the Galloway Ford dealership on Boy Scout Drive or Coconut Point Ford dealership on U.S. 41 in Estero or mail donations to CCMI, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.
This year's 90-minute performance will feature the First Presbyterian Church Choir, soloists and other special guests singing favorite holiday carols with audience singalongs.
Last year, CCMI received more than 2,500 pounds of canned goods and other non-perishable items from the event. The food was distributed to those in need.
For information, call First Presbyterian Church at (239) 334-2261 or visit online at: www.fpcfortmyers.org.