Local trio to highlight STARS benefit this spring
Well-known and popular Christian artists The Musical Moms will headline the spring benefit for STARS Family Services, a 501(c)(3) organization designed to help families with intellectual disabilities and provide independent living for more than a dozen adults.
The fundraiser is scheduled for March 6-7 at College Church in Wheaton.
Titled, "An Evening with the Musical Moms," this benefit concert for STARS Family Services features artists Marcia Macy, Joleen Billingham and Robin Wiper, who have been singing for more than 10 years.
From various musical backgrounds, the trio of Wheaton residents brings to their audiences everything from opera to bluegrass to southern gospel and contemporary Christian music.
There's a strong love of songwriting among these musical moms, who enjoy producing lyrics and music that bring laughter as well as inspire others in matters of faith, hope and the love of God.
The first independent home for STARS residence opened in 2011.
"Audience members are encouraged to contribute to the work of STARS Family Services, which was created to provide independent living arrangements and related services to adults with intellectual disabilities," according to Tom Paulsen, president of STARS Family Services board of directors.
The benefit concert will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave. in Wheaton.
Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come basis. For more information, visit www.starsfamilyservices.org.