Cancel any plans you may have for this Sunday and get yourself to the Regent Theatre.
Tickets are now on sale for Glenwood Live, a matinee benefit concert.
Monies raised at the concert will help to restore Glenwood Cemetery following an act of vandalism last month.
Vandals went on a rampage in the historic cemetery, toppling and breaking 200 stones at last count, permanently destroying some monuments, including a 100-year-old Celtic cross. Many of the historic markers are not insured for repair, or are unable to be repaired. One of the saddest examples is the beheading of the angel monument, which according to Campbell Moments can be restored.
The damage is estimated at $150,000.
Local entertainer Lenni Stewart and her husband Sid Wells rallied friends within the artistic community to get together in a benefit concert to help raise funds for restoration.
“There has been a truly remarkable response, and we only wish that we could have fit everyone who wished to donate their talent into this initial concert,” said Stewart.
Wells has been working on securing funding for the Glenwood LIVE initiative, and has raised enough funds to cover rental and technical costs through the concert’s event sponsor, Huff Estates.
“They didn’t hesitate, and we can’t thank Lanny and Catherine enough for being instrumental in making this benefit become a reality. They are truly special people!”
Rick Zimmerman will be the Master of Ceremonies, and the Regent’s technical director Phil Dowling has donated his time. Soundman Caleb Hutton has not only volunteered his time as a performer but will be working tirelessly backstage for the day, keeping the music flowing.
Glenwood LIVE is set for Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m.
Tickets for Glenwood LIVE are available through the Regent Theatre box office at 224 Main St. Picton. In addition you can call them at 613-476-8416 or visit their website at www.theregenttheatre.org/tickets.