WRITTEN BY PAT LAMANNA
On Sunday, October 21, 2018 the Hudson Valley Contingent of PMN held a fundraiser at the iconic music venue, The Towne Crier, in Beacon, N.Y. We were fortunate to get Hudson Valley Sally (Laurie Siegel, David Tarlo, John Fisher and Terry Cotillon); Dilson Hernandez, who will appear in the Friday concert at the PMN Winter Concert on January 25, 2019 in New York City; and Joshua Garcia. I was the opening act. Everyone put on a great performance. The show concluded with the performers singing “If I Had a Hammer” along with the audience.
About two dozen people showed up for all or part of the show. They were an enthusiastic, listening crowd and they enjoyed all the performers. Most had not heard of PMN, so it also raised their awareness. A couple expressed interest in the Winter Gathering, so we may see them again! Phil Ciganer, the proprietor of the Towne Crier, was impressed by the talent. He asked me for contact info for Joshua and Dilson.
The event raised $269! Putting this concert together was enjoyable and rewarding all around. I recommend that others do it, to raise money for, and awareness of, PMN, and to have a great time!