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MRS. EDISON’S HYMN SING ATTRACTS HUGE CROWD; FOOD DONATIONS BENEFIT THE SOUP KITCHEN

FORT MYERS, FLA. – February 8, 2018 – More than 1,500 people attended the 29th Annual Mrs. Edison’s Hymn Sing Tuesday, Feb. 6, and donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food to help feed the hungry.

The event was presented by First Presbyterian Church and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships to honor the work of Mrs. Mina Edison, wife of inventor Thomas Edison.

The donated canned goods will benefit The Soup Kitchen of Community Cooperative.

“We are so thankful to the people of our community who stepped up in this time of great need.  It truly shows the impact that a few people can make in the lives of many,” said Organizer Sam Galloway, Jr.  Galloway said the food will be distributed immediately to those in need in Lee County.

Attendees sang hymns with the 60-member Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church and friends, listened to soloists, and heard a song called “Edison’s Phonograph Polka” about Thomas Edison’s famous invention.  The song was played by Pianist Barbara Peterson and Organist Eddygrace Bernhard.

In addition to Mrs. Edison’s Hymn Sing, the Galloway Family of Dealerships also sponsors the very popular Christmas Carol Sing, which is set for December 11.  Both events benefit The Soup Kitchen of Community Cooperative.