Thursday, 22 October 2020 12:56

Area Country Musician Raises Over $5,000 for Operation Adopt-A-Soldier

Area country music singer Phil Hoyt (left) presents Operation Adopt-A-Soldier Founder Cliff Seguin with $5,025 in proceeds from a recent benefit performance held in Granville. Photo provided. Area country music singer Phil Hoyt (left) presents Operation Adopt-A-Soldier Founder Cliff Seguin with $5,025 in proceeds from a recent benefit performance held in Granville. Photo provided.

WILTON — Popular area country musician Phil Hoyt's recent impromptu performance in – and around – Granville's downtown park raised more than $5,000 for one of his favorite charities, Wilton-based Operation Adopt A Soldier (OAAS).

“When Phil handed over $5,025 at our October members' meeting, everyone there either gasped or got a bit emotional,” said OAAS Founder/Co-chair Cliff Seguin. “We were so appreciative that Phil, with all the pandemic limitations, offered to perform a concert for us.”

The non-profit, all-volunteer OAAS uses donations to send free comfort kits to U.S. military personnel serving in areas of conflict. It also uses monetary donations to pay the $12-per-box postage fee and purchase goods when donated supplies dwindle.

OAAS' temporary office at 891 Saratoga Road, Wilton, is open from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays and Saturdays to accept donations, and by appointment for large contributions of non-perishable food, snacks and toiletries. A detailed list of acceptable items is posted on www.operationadoptasoldier.org.

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