Local group “Strings & Things” will perform on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., at the Shelton Presbyterian Church during the Sixth Annual Love INC’s Soup & Song Benefit Concert & Dessert Live Auction. The band consists of two local families, the Crichton and Cylwik families. The two families blend their talents and create their own approach to country, gospel, retro and fiddle music.
The Church is located at 1430 Shelton Springs Road in Shelton, and entry is by donation, with a suggested amount of $10. Soups will be donated by Mason County restaurants and local churches. There will be stories from families and individuals helped by Love INC, and a live dessert auction. All proceeds benefit Love INC.
Soup & Song is one of two major fundraisers for Love INC, a network of Christian churches that rely on in-kind, financial, and volunteer support to provide services. The second is the Annual Golf Tournament which will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Alderbrook Golf Course. Tournament sponsors are Alderbrook Properties and Drew MacEwen – Falcon Financial, Inc.
Donations will be accepted during the event to help support the ongoing work of Love INC’s ‘Gap Ministries’, which help to transform and improve the lives of impoverished residents of Mason County. Some services provided include job search mentoring, furniture, medical equipment, firewood, supplying necessities, household goods and bedding to people who are getting back on their feet after a job loss, divorce or other unfortunate circumstance.
“Without this kind of community support, Love INC would not be able to serve people in need,” said Love INC Clearinghouse Director, Leanna Shipp.
All proceeds from this event go to Love INC of Mason County, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit which mobilizes local churches in Mason County to assist people in need. Twenty-two church affiliates in Mason County helped 3,900 adults and children in 2016r. Love INC Clearinghouse hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presale tickets are available by calling Love INC office at 462-5683, or contacting Leanna Shipp at 360-229-0551. Tickets will also be available at the door.