James will graduate this spring. He decided, on his own, that he wanted to give something back to the community who have supported him over the years. He decided to host a benefit concert at one of the larger churches. All the proceeds he determined would be split three ways: a third to his high school drama department, a third to the Operatic Societies endeavours, and the final third to the college bursary fund for students entering the Musical Theater program. I thought this very generous of a young man, who probably could well have used some funds for his own school debt.
It was certainly a family affair. Mom was taking tickets at the door, sister designed the program and was running about making sure things were running smoothly. A brother, and Dad both performed during the concert and I'm quite sure were busy in the background helping to organize the event.