WORCESTER — On Saturday, October 29, The Armenian Churches of Worcester County will hold the 5th Annual Benefit Dance at the Cultural Center of the Armenian Church of Our Saviour at 34 Boynton St., from 7 pm to midnight. The dance will be an inspiring and fun evening dedicated to raising funds for Syrian Armenian resettlement efforts in North America.
Live Armenian music will be played by local musical legends Mark DerMugrditchian (clarinet, dumbek); Richard Kazarian (clarinet); E
ddie Melikian (oud, vocals); Brad Perch (oud); Kevin Magarian (guitar); Mike Gregian (dumbek, vocals); Charlie Dermenjian (dumbek, vocals); and Henri Bahnan (vocals).
The entire host committee is humbled to come together for the fifth year in service and solidarity to support Syrian Armenians as they resettle in North America.
Since the start of the crisis in Syria in 2011, hundreds of Armenian families have fled to other countries to avoid the atrocities of the ongoing war. In most cases, these families have spent their finances for their travel to other countries and by the time they arrive in Montreal, they are left with hardly any financial resources. Churches like The First Armenian Evangelical Church of Montreal help those families who have no local relatives.
Everyone in the Greater Worcester Community and beyond is invited to the dance on Saturday, October 29. All proceeds will go to Syrian Armenian Resettlement Efforts in North America and into the numerous directives aimed at helping those who are resettling to lead fulfilling lives in their new communities.