NEW BRITAIN – Carols For Our Community, which started as a desire to bring a little joy to people during this time of year, may become a new tradition after its great first performance this past Monday.
“These performances really serve to uplift our community, remind us to be thankful for what we have and inspire us to do more for our friends, family and community as a whole,” said Meaghan McFall Gorman, development and community engagement coordinator at CMHA and newest member of The A-Team.
The performance streamed live on Community Mental Health Affiliates’ Facebook page. The next virtual performance will be this Saturday at 3 p.m. on the New Britain Downtown District’s Facebook page. Tre Brown, Jordan Watson, Quoron Walker and violinist John Randolph will once again perform a series of classics and holiday favorites in the Visitors Center.
The third and final virtual event this holiday season, The Longest Night Vigil, will be Monday at 4:30 p.m. on the Friendship Service Center and South Church Facebook pages.
Carols For Our Community was organized by The A-Team (a community-oriented events group founded by Adrian Elliott and includes Gorman and Chanise Williams-McBryde) and sponsored by CMHA, The Friendship Service Center, New Britain Downtown District and State Farm.
“We really hope that you will join us for these remaining events,” Gorman said.
Performances are free to the community, but donations to participating organizations are appreciated. Watch the events through Facebook Live online: @NewBritainDowntownDistrict, @FriendshipServiceCenter and @SouthCongregationalFirstBaptistChurch.