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  • Concert to feature Dez Childs

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  • The Herkimer ARC’s Spirituality Committee invites the community to the fifth annual Celebration of the Spirit: Expression of Faith through Music concert on Saturday, Oct. 19.
    The nondenominational evening event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. at Herkimer County Community College’s Sarkus-Busch Theater.
    This year’s special guest will be headline performer Dez Childs, who is a contemporary Christian singer and songwriter. Childs earned the distinction of being an Autism Light for her contribution to autism awareness through her inspirational autism song entitled, “Father Song,” according to a news release. Childs helps people to understand autism through the perspective of a talented musician and believer in the Christian faith, according to the release. Autism Light is an upbeat but real Internet blog that takes readers on a journey that recognizes diverse heroes in and for the autism community, according to the release.
    Guest musicians and artists will include Old Friends, New Horizons Eight, classical harpist Lily Fitzgerald, Remnant, Steven Holmes, Helen and Her Dixielanders, Patty Enea, Signs of Life and Reverend Philip A. Lalonde.
    The Herkimer ARC’s Spirituality Committee works to provide opportunities for participation for persons with developmental and other disabilities, along with their families and the community, in meaningful spiritual activities, according to the release.
    Reservations are not required.
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