Local Man Continues To Raise Funds For Caldwell Food Pantry

It is not too late to donate to the Caldwell Food Pantry.

An 89-year old North Caldwell man, Donald Meserlian, recently donated $112 raised from his Caldwell Food Pantry Benefit Concert held Sun. Nov. 13, at the Caldwell United Methodist Church in Caldwell. Twenty percent of the proceeds went to the Caldwell Food Pantry for Thanksgiving baskets.

“Although less than 30 people attended the concert, sale of tickets prior to the concert permitted me to donate $112 to the Caldwell Food Pantry for their Thanksgiving baskets,” says Meserlian.

“The YY Sisters, Tatev and Lucy Yeghiazarian were the featured performers,” he mentions. “In addition my friends from the Fine Grind C0offee, Little Falls and I performed.”  The Fine Grind musicians were Analyce “Annie” D’Agostino, Scott Jung, Rich Soni and Ben Qasher.

Twenty percent of the ticket sales, $3 for each $15 ticket sold was donated to the Caldwell Food Pantry.

“Unfortunately, lack of support from the community forced me to spend over $500 to pay for the professional musicians,” he says. “In order to recover my loss I have created the “Musician’s Performance Fund” where a $4 newspaper, “The Sovereign” is given to supporters of the “Musician’s Performance Fund” and a minimum donation of $1 to the Musician’s Fund is requested, $5 minimum. Meserlian is the publisher of the newspaper.

Twenty percent of the donations to the musician’s fund will be given to a Food Pantry. Donations can be paid online at www.thesovnews.com. Call Meserlian at (973) 228-2258 to donate.

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