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Wilton Rock Concert Raises 26K For Food Charities

The Connecticut Food Bank, pictured, and the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry each got $13,000 from proceeds raised by a rock concert organized by local musician Andy Schlesinger, Photo Credit:
Wilton resident Andy Schlesinger and his wife, Kimberly Pearson, put together a concert and party that helped raise $26,000 for the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry and the Connecticut Food Bank. Photo Credit: Provided

WILTON, N.Y. -- Two local food charities got a big boost recently after Wilton resident Andy Schlesinger pulled off a fund-raising rock concert, according to a report in the Wilton Bulletin.

The first-ever Wilton Rocks for Food event, held at the Trackside Teen Center, raised $26,000 for the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry and the Connecticut Food Bank, the Bulletin reported. The money was split evenly between the two entitites.

Schlesinger, a musician himself, gathered together local bands, graphic designers, sponsors, and volunteers for the Dec. 5 event, according to the story.

Schlesinger credits his wife, Kimberly Pearson, for the success of a pre-concert party that was part of the fundraising package.

For the full Bulletin report, click here.

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