Local residents will be able to fill their hearts, souls, and bellies this Sunday when First Presbyterian Church of Eustis’ Gold Handbell Choir presents its spring concert followed by a spaghetti dinner fundraiser sponsored by the church’s youth group.
“The program will include a diverse selection, spanning centuries of sacred music for every musical taste,” said Cynthia Curtis, director of the choir. Fifteen members will play 77 chimes and nearly 100 bells, including the largest and lowest handbell currently in production. The Gold Handbell Choir is among the oldest and most renowned in all of Florida. The concert, which will be held in the church’s sanctuary at 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. Child care will be available.
From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, the church youth group will host a spaghetti dinner. Cost of the dinner is $7 and reservations are encouraged. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward the church’s summer youth camp fund which helps young people in grades six through 12 with the cost of attending Student Life camp.
“By attending this fundraising dinner, people will get a chance to help kids have an amazing camp experience they would otherwise be denied due to finances,” said Derrick De Yarman, First Presbyterian’s director of youth ministries. “Many of the kids who will benefit from the fund will be among those who serve the meal.”
First Presbyterian Church is located at 117 S. Center Street in Eustis, one block from Orange Avenue. For spaghetti dinner reservations, call 352-357-2833. For more information about the youth summer camp or the handbell concert, contact Derrick De Yarman at email@example.com.