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Get ready to 'move your groove' at Norwalk City Schools gala

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Mar 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM

A blues-based rock and soul band will perform at the 18th annual gala fundraiser for the Norwalk City Schools endowment fund.

A Celebration of the Arts, presented by Fisher-Titus Medical Center, starts at 6:30 p.m. March 30 with petite appetizers, desserts and a student art exhibit in the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center art gallery. Colin Dussault’s Blues Project will perform at 8.

The art exhibit will feature “Best in Class” works from students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Also during the celebration, the Norwalk High School drama department will perform highlights from the musical “Barnum.” During the appetizers and desserts, there will be a musical accompaniment by a string quartet of orchestra students.

Colin Dussault’s Blues Project is the featured entertainment. 

Formed in 1989 in Cleveland, the harmonica-driven, blues-based rock ‘n’ soul band is best known for songs such as “Little Chicken Wing Girl,” “Good Booty & BBQ,” “O.J. Simpson’s DNA” and “Tidioute, Pennsylvania Revisited," as well as its 1998 remake of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain."

The award-winning, five piece blues-rock group’s tag line is “Our music is better than it sounds.”

Gala co-chairwoman Jennifer Evans said the Colin Dussault’s Blues Project “will move your groove.”

Evans shared what the endowment fund has done on behalf of NHS students and faculty members in the last 19 years.

“It is exciting to share the board of trustees has had the privilege to award a total of 397 student scholarships (over $554,000) to Norwalk High School graduating seniors and a total of 32 faculty grants (over $31,500) to Norwalk City Schools faculty members since the fund’s inception in 2000. The fund’s market value is currently over $1.65 million,” she said.

For more information on A Celebration of the Arts, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EndowmentFundforNorwalkCitySchools or call Mollie Wetherill at 419-660-6511 or Jennifer Evans at 419-668-1469. For tickets, call Wetherill, who co-chaired the event with Evans.

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