Norwich benefit concert for summer burn camp Sunday

Norwich – About two dozen musicians, local fire department officials and representatives from the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation will turn early spring into summer on Sunday at the Donald Oat Theater with a benefit concert for the summer Children's Burn Camp in Union.

The concert will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Donald Oat Theater, 60 Broadway in downtown Norwich. Whatever the early April weather outside, attendees are asked to dress in "summer attire" in keeping with the seasonal theme, voice teacher and event organizer Christine Berry said.

Tickets are $15 and guests are invited to bring their own picnic baskets with snacks and beverages. Norwich Fire Department representatives will have a table with fire prevention information, and representatives from the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation will attend to explain the group's programs. The foundation sends children and teenagers who are burn victims to summer camp and helps provide items the camp needs.

Anyone who purchases tickets in advance will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. Checks should be written to CT Burns Care Foundation and sent to Christine Berry, 299 S. Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT 06331.

This is the third annual benefit concert by Berry's Vocal Expressions group. Last year, the group raised money for the Norwich food pantry and in 2012 for a program at Day Kimball Hospital that serves children who had been sexually abused.

For information contact Berry at (860) 230-3696 or go to


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