Come join us for a concert. On Saturday, February 7th, the Vanilla Bean Cafe, located at 450 Deerfield Road in Pomfret, will be hosting the twenty-fourth Annual Emergency Northeast Connecticut Food Bank Benefit. This local tradition is an evening of singing, laughter, hot licks on guitar, fiddle and banjo, wonderful desserts, and beverages ranging from fresh squeezed cappuccino to fine wines. The Vanilla Bean is a great place to shake off the winter blahs, and we have music that will lift your spirits. The show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $20.
Howie Bursen, “the Red Hot Banjo Wizard”, who has hosted this event for 24 years will also be joined by John Bailey, Martin Grosswendt and Jeff Davis. Bailey, “Guitarrista Extraordinaire”, plays many different guitar styles and was the lead guitarist for Chris Smither. Jeff Davis, “Man of Mystery” and Martin Grosswendt “Zen Master Guitar is also featured to entertain the audience.
Access Community Action Agency is the federal and state designated anti-poverty agency for Windham and Tolland Counties. Access provides supplemental food, emergency shelter, energy assistance, energy conservation services, job and life skills training, youth mentoring, group homes, senior housing and more for low-income families and individuals. For more information about Access’ services, call (860) 450-7400 in the Willimantic area, (860) 412-1600 in the Danielson area, or visit www.accessagency.org.