Songwriters' Association mark 15 years singing for Salvation Army

It was a simple idea: get people together during the holiday season to sing some songs for a good cause.

Fifteen years later, the Peace Region Songwriters' Association is still doing just that.   

On Friday, Dec. 4, the group will hold its 15th annual Place at the Table concert, a fundraiser for the Dawson Creek Salvation Army.

"The Peace Region songwriters decided we'd like to do something special for the community," member Linda Studley said of the event, which began in 2000.

"We centred on the Salvation Army at Christmas time, because we know that while they get a lot of food donated, sometimes there are things that don't get donated. So we wanted to raise cash from them to fill in those gaps."

The songwriters' association is a monthly gathering of poets, musicians and lyricists.

"A lot of time writing is a solitary sort of thing, so it's nice to be able to talk to other writers and get the feedback and the mentorship," Studley said. 

The group will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church at 1400 113th Avenue in Dawson Creek. In previous years, the event has raised as much as $1,000. 

Studley said the show promises "some music, some good feelings and hot apple cider to raise funds for people who are maybe in dire straits at Christmas Time and just need a little bit of help."

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