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Warren Arts launches 'Sounds Like Christmas' fundraiser
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’Tis the season for giving and Warren Arts is hoping for some support with its “Sounds Like Christmas” campaign. 

Warren Arts will be having the “Sounds Like Christmas Fundraiser Concert” on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. to raise funds to purchase new sound equipment. The new sound equipment will ensure the organization has good, quality equipment to significantly improve the audience experience at live events.

“We all go to live performances to get away from real life,” said Sheri Denning, executive director of Warren Arts. “As an audience member, it is really frustrating to be completely enthralled by a performance only to miss part of the dialogue or song at a critical part of the show because a performer’s mic stopped working or started crackling or some other microphone-related issue. The magic of the moment is lost and it takes a good while to get re-engaged again back into the performance. We want to avoid that and let people escape properly and fully from the first scene to the final curtain.”

Warren Arts is a volunteer organization and relies on community support to run its everyday operations as well as special projects. The fundraising goal for the sound equipment is $12,000.

“Sound equipment is very, very expensive,” said Denning. “We need about $12,000 to replace the microphones, receivers and cables that are necessary to allow our sound system to be at its best and work properly. We have always had such wonderful support from our community and we really hope they will help us out with this project as well.” 

The concert will feature many Christmas favorites. There will be free admission and donations can be made now through the night of the concert.

Donations can be made online, in person, or by mail. The show will also be livestreamed. Denning says they usually have a decent turnout for their fundraisers, even when they were just live streamed.

Last month, they had their first in-person fundraising concert and Denning says around 100 people came to see it and support the organization. 

Those looking to support Warren Arts can go its website for more information about how to do so. Warren Arts is located at 5482 Manchester Hwy and donations can be made today through the night of the concert Dec. 21.