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Cascade Community Foundation presents 10th Anniversary 9/11 Tribute

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Cascade Community Foundation puts together memorial concert for 9/11 10 year anniversary
Concert Pianist Sam Stryke

Concert Pianist Sam Stryke /Photo provided by Sam Stryke

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When:  Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where:  Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Details: Tickets are $5 at the door or may be purchased ahead of time at Independent Bank, Cascade Branch, Sorella Hair Design, or Watermark Insurance. 

For more information visit or call 616.285.6745 ext 202  



The Board of the Cascade Community Foundation is proud to bring our community together to remember 9/11 with a tribute concert at 4 pm at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center on September 11, 2011.

“The events surrounding the attacks on Americans, affected ALL Americans,” said Cindy Porter Fox, CCF board member. “It shook our country to its core. It exposed our vulnerability to such radical forms of attack we had never imagined possible. At the same time, these events also united our nation, perhaps in a way that we had never seen in our country's short history. By honoring the memory of those lives lost through the attacks of 9/11, we create an everlasting memorial that will be shared with future generations.“

“The event is meant to be a celebration of the courage and bravery of the American Spirit. It will be a family-friendly event with musical performances and inspiring stories from Red Cross volunteers who traveled from our community to New York to assist during the crisis,” said event organizer and CCF board member, Cynthia Kay.

The concert headlines Chicago concert pianist Sam Stryke, who is also a Forest Hills graduate. West Michigan’s own Voices of Freedom will add their talent to the mix, along with the barbershop style men’s group The Great Lakes Chorus. The musical performances will be some of the best and most inspiring American classics and patriotic songs, along with other selections. The Children’s Bell Choir of St. Matthews Lutheran Church will also participate.

Kay is especially excited about the children’s performance. “I really think this will add a lightness and sweetness to the concert,” she said. “We really want to remind everyone that our future is what it’s all about.”


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