Surflight Theatre Alums Haley Swindal, Michael Padgett & More to Sing A SONG FOR LBI Hurricane Sandy Benefit, 1/21

January 18
5:06 2013

Tickets are $40 each, and include admission for the performance and five door prize entries. While tickets are expected to be available at the door advance purchase is recommended, especially for those coming from out of town. For tickets or for additional information, send an email to with your request and a return phone number.

Long Beach Island, as well as other Southern Ocean County communities such as Stafford Township, Waretown and Little Egg Harbor experienced a significant degree of destruction, impacting homes and businesses. While this area has certainly begun to rebound - residents are moving back home and businesses are re-opening -- help is still needed. This group of theatre professionals decided to organize a performance to benefit this community at large.

The group of organizers reached out to the Southern Ocean County Community Foundation (, a non-profit organization that works to strengthen the local community, specifically by supporting the seven food pantries located in Southern Ocean County. Since the storm, the food banks have been even more challenged to meet the needs of their local populations. In addition to providing food, the pantries also provide their clients with items such as diapers, cleaning supplies and toiletries. The SOCC Foundation agreed to be the beneficiary organization of the benefit, as a conduit to distribute the proceeds to the seven local food banks: The Barnegat Food Pantry, St. Francis Center Food Pantry in Brant Beach (temporarily located in Manahawkin), The Lacey Food Bank, Tuckerton Area Inter-church Food Pantry, Ocean Community Church Food Ministry in Manahawkin, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Food Pantry in Waretown and Ken's Kitchen at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Barnegat.

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