Christmas at the Library will be held at Park Theater this Monday, Dec. 21. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.
Along with a venue change from Magness Library, the name of the event is being called, “Hark at the Park! A Harvey Family Christmas.”
Musicians who will be performing various types of Christmas music are Joe Harvey, Lucy Haston, Tim Winton, Chuck Jones, Kevin Harvey, The Hope Fellowship Singers, Maxine Weeden, and a brass quartet from McMinnville’s Silver and Gold Band. Steve Harvey is the host.
According to library director Brad Walker, the concert has become a popular event in the community.
“We have already sold more than 100 tickets,” said Walker. “It sells out really quick. The music is a variety and is very enjoyable. This is the seventh year for the concert. It’s a big Christmas event in McMinnville. We’re happy to be offering it at Park Theater. We can seat more people and it’s going to be really nice.”
The event is by reservation only, says Walker.
“The seating capacity is 350 and light refreshments will be served. We need to know how many people will be there so we know how much food and punch we’ll need. Someone posted on Facebook that you can buy tickets at the door. Not for this event. Because we will be serving refreshments, we need to know how many people will be there.”
Hamilton Street Activity Center director Lisa Harvey started the concert and the proceeds are split between the library and the center. The center offers homework assistance, afternoon snacks, supervised activities, and organized play to school-age children who live in public housing.
While the center and the library split the proceeds, everything goes toward helping children.
“We try to use all the money from this for a young adult’s project,” said Walker. “Everyone should join us for a great night of entertainment and support two worthy causes.”
Tickets are $15 each and can only be purchased at Magness Library. Seats are limited. Call 473-2428 for tickets or more information.