Feeding the 5,000 campaign to start

posted Feb 16, 2010, 7:46 PM by Karla Reynolds
Annual event kicksoff Feb.20 with concert

     POCATELLO — Feeding the 5,000 Families food campaign, an annual interfaith effort to combat hunger in the community, begins with a kickoff concert Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. This is the 13th anniversary of the concert.    There will be musicians and singers from 12 different faith communities, and the program includes a piano duet from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sound-Scape, a quartet consisting of Mike Loudin, Heritage Baptist, Steve Erlandson, Calvary Chapel, Gary Dunn, LDS and Christopher Mydgyette, Methodist.      Also on the program will be Chase Leavitt singing from the LDS faith community, Triston Krusoff, Temple Emanuel, accompanied by Dorothy Frandsen, I Am Disciple and Donna Grinzaffe, Methodist, Joyce Weaver, harpist from First   Presbyterian, Curtis Thompson, guitarist from Calvary Chapel and Dereck Gregerson, singer, from Living Waters Church. Brent Peterson, cello, ISU student, will perform, and Allison Bangerter and Laura Larsen will do a piano duet.    The Trinity Episcopal Choir will perform under the direction of Geoff Friedley and the Central Christian Praise Team will sing as well.    Norma Boyd, from the LDS faith community, will perform the theme song for this year, a song she wrote,   Geoff Friedley from Trinity Episcopal, Britt Peterson, Idaho State University student, Reflections, an interfaith women’s choir and the Cedar Second Ward Choir, with Lou Ann Clausen, will take part.    The welcome will be by co-chairs Dawn McLaughlin, LDS, and Karla Reynolds of Grace Lutheran Church. The opening prayer will be given by Chris Guthrie, Living Waters Church, and Roy Lacey of the Idaho Foodbank will provide the closing prayer. The mayor’s proclamation will be by the Rev.   Roger Bray, Central Christian Church and current city councilman.    There will be a Scripture reading by Lynda Montgomery, First United Methodist Church, and Brandon Collett, also from First United Methodist, will sing.    The concert is free and open to the public. If you can, bring a can or box of food for the Idaho Foodbank. The concert will be followed by punch and cookies. For more information, call Lynda at 233-3229 or Chris at 254-9223, or visit www. feedingthe5000.org.

JOURNAL FILE PHOTO      Griffin Brown, 3, fills his dad’s plate with some appetizers in 2008 at the Central Christian Church during the first phase of the progressive dinner to benefit the Feeding the 5,000 charity. This year, the event kicks off on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Pocatello.