“At a time when some South Jersey restaurants feel like playing taps, many of the eateries in Collingswood are humming ‘Ode to Joy,’ ” writes Beth D’Addono in Wednesday’s (3/4) Courier-Post (Collingswood, New Jersey). “Thanks to a grassroots effort mounted by Symphony in C, Dine Out for Music is scheduled in Collingswood Sunday through March 12. Designed to drive business to Collingswood’s restaurant row during typically slow weekdays, the promotion will also raise money for local music groups. … Modeled after the national AIDS/HIV fundraiser Dining Out for Life, the promotion provides for 10 percent of each restaurants’ proceeds be donated to music groups, large and small. … Eleven of the town’s restaurants will take part in the program’s debut, which also showcases the vocal and musical talent of local artists who will perform everything from chamber music to opera during dinner.” Symphony in C is based in Camden, not far from Collingswood, and was known as Haddonfield Symphony until the fall of 2007.
Posted March 5, 2009