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Tonight: Music benefit at Menlo School

 

"The Music of Irving Berlin" with vocalists Steve Gill and his daughter, Anne, will be performed Sunday, Sept. 5, at Menlo School in Atherton as a benefit for the Lighthouse for the Blind.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Spieker Ballroom, 50 Valparaiso Ave. The suggested donation is $10.

Current and former members of the Menlo School community will also perform. Mr. Gill, a veteran singer with local theater groups, is a retired member of the Menlo School faculty.

In 1997, Anne Gill was in a near-fatal car accident that left her blind and brain-injured. After a long rehabilitation period, she came home in the spring of 1998.

While many programs serve those with brain injuries and others help the blind, few resources are designed to help adults with multiple disabilities. The Gills discovered that the Lighthouse for the Blind offers a session at its Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa Valley for the visually impaired, such as Anne, who have other disabilities as well.

In gratitude, in 1999 Mr. Gill organized the first concert to support the Lighthouse for the Blind and Enchanted Hills.

For more information, call Steve or Nancy Gill at 948-4648. Those who cannot attend the concert but wish to make a donation may send a check made out to Lighthouse for the Blind to the Gill family, 640 Orange Ave., Los Altos 94022.

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