POUGHKEEPSIE – On the heels of a declaration from Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and the Dutchess County Historical Society that 2018 will be the “Year of the Veteran,” Greystone Programs, Inc., a Hopewell Junction-based nonprofit human services agency, announces its plans to donate the proceeds from its 2017 Holiday Extravaganza concert to Hudson River Housing’s Veteran’s Housing Program.
The “Greystone Rocks the Holidays” themed event, which will feature performances from individuals with developmental disabilities, all participants in Greystone’s Expressive Arts programs, will take place on Thursday, December 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Changepoint Church, 260 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie. The entrance fee is $3.00 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door. Light refreshments and tie-dyed, themed concert t-shirts will be available for an additional fee. All are welcome, and the facility is handicapped accessible.
“We are honored that Greystone Programs, in advance of the County’s news, has chosen to shine a light on the need for support for veteran’s housing in our community,” said Christa Hones, executive director at Hudson River Housing. “It’s wonderful when non-profit organizations can join together for a good cause, particularly during this time of year.”
“The Holiday Extravaganza is the perfect way to showcase the enthusiasm and joy of participating in Greystone’s Expressive Arts Program, and giving back to a fellow non-profit organization in our community really captures the spirit of the season,” said Skip Pryce, Greystone’s chief executive officer.
For more information on the Holiday Extravaganza Concert, visit www.greystoneprograms.org.
Editor’s Note: Greystone Programs’ Assistant Executive Director of Operations Rich Swanson participated on a committee that served a Thanksgiving meal to veterans at Hudson River Housing’s Liberty Station apartments on November 22. The gesture kicked off Greystone’s initiative to support local veterans, which will continue with the Holiday Extravaganza and into 2018, recently announced by Dutchess County Government as “The Year of the Veteran.”