Library to host Haitian benefit concert

February 1, 2010

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., will team up with four local bands and present a benefit concert to raise donations for the relief of Haitians who were injured and dispossessed during the January 12th earthquake.

It is estimated more than 3 million Haitians are in need of assistance.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Mancini Hall at the Toms River branch Friday Feb. 19. Tickets will be sold at the door for a suggested donation of $15.

All funds raised at the concert will be donated to the International Red Cross.

Each of the bands will donate their performance for the benefit.

The bands performing include:

“The Roustabouts,” a six-member group which sings classical Rock ‘n Roll;

“The Angeltones,” four-women a cappella group which sings Doo-Wop melodies;

“Strictly 60s,” who sing songs from the peace and love generation; and

“The Snakes,” who will sing Celtic folk rock songs.

“We are thankful for this opportunity to bring the community together to raise funds and help the victims of this tragedy,” said Susan Quinn, Director of the Ocean County Library.

“As always, we very much appreciate the support of the Ocean County Library Commissioners who have enabled us to perform this valuable community service,” she said.

More information about the concert can be obtained by calling the library operator at (732) 349-6200 or from the library Web site .

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