Great thanks

To the Editor:

On Sunday, October 23, the Daytrippers, a great new Island band that plays Beatles songs, held a benefit concert for Island Grown Schools at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at the Regional High School.

It was an incredible show and an incredible turnout, with some 600 people in the audience, who helped raise $3,000 to support our work to bring healthy, locally grown food, garden-based learning, and food education to our more than 2,000 Island students.

There are many people to thank who made this event such a great success, starting with the band members themselves, Boaz Kirchenbaum, Doug Brush, Eric Johnson, Brian Weiland, Charlie Esposito, and Shelagh Smilie, and all the players who joined them on stage.

Great thanks also to Robert Brown, Steve Zablotny, Charlie Esposito, the staff of the PAC, Jim Parr, Anthony Esposito, Dan Waters, Rob Scherer, Emcees Laurel Redington and Ray Whitaker, Tickets MV, Tisbury Printer, Cherry Tree Piano Service, and all the volunteers, supporters, and ticket outlets who made the concert possible.

Many thanks to this great band and to everyone who came out to support live music and Island Grown Schools.

Noli Taylor

Aquinnah

Island Grown Schools Coordinator

Island Grown Initiative