On Thursday, Oct. 22, Celtic and American folk group The Dady Brothers will headline a Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (HFHOC) fundraising event at the Smith Opera House. John and Joe Dady, natives of Rochester, are known for their expertise with folk instruments such as the pennywhistle and the mandolin, as well as for having a comfortable rapport with their audiences. They have performed with artist such as Ani DiFranco and the Clancy Brothers.
Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be a silent auction featuring services offered by local community, college and business leaders including: a sail and lunch on Seneca Lake, a memorial “brick” in the Smith Opera House sidewalk, a tour of the Smith Opera House with a lunch, one year of beginning woodwind or piano lessons, a 30-minute helicopter ride, lunch with the Mayor of Geneva and use of a 35-ft trailer-ready man lift with operator.
With the participation and co-sponsorship of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County is currently building its 12th house. HWS host a campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity that helped raise and donate a third of the cost of this house, which will be the home of Chris and Carolyn Matuzsak and family. Volunteers from HWS also worked on the construction of the home, the third Habitat house in the City of Geneva.
Grace Hunt ’12, co-chair of the event explains, “This concert is about bringing Geneva together for the dual purpose of enjoying music, and simply doing something good for someone else.” The funds raised are used locally by the HFHOC. There are already plans to build in Phelps as well as five more homes in Geneva.
Tickets for this event are a donation of $12 for students and advance sales, or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at The Smith, 891-5483, online at www.thesmith.org, and on the HWS campus from any Habitat member.