The holidays are over and the cold beauty of winter has us in its grasp.  We in GVOC, however, are preparing a wonderful dinner concert that will warm your hearts.

Check out the interview with our director, Chris Petit and our VP Lynn Duffy, shown on Fox News today:  Here Comes the Sun Concert Interview.

Sunday, March 8, is our popular dinner concert at Eagle Vale; it is also the start of Daylight Savings Time*, implemented in 1918 and 1942 to help the war efforts.  During WWII, many wonderful songs were composed which helped the nation through this devastating time.  Our conductor, Chris Petit, has selected some which will make you tap your feet and hum along.  We are not forgetting the younger generation, either.  We look forward to the longer days of sunlight and will be celebrating the forthcoming golden days with song.

Many of us have relatives who served in the military, not only during the world wars but subsequent wars as well.  We would like to say thanks to these brave men and women by making a donation to the Veterans Outreach Center, a locally established group which serves local veterans.  We will also be collecting toiletries for distribution by the Outreach Center.

Attendance is by reservation only, so please call 585-223-9006 to order your tickets.  None will be sold at the door.

There will be a cash bar at 4:30, dinner buffet at 5:30 and the concert at 7 PM.  We will also be having a wonderful silent auction that opens at 4:30 and will last until about 7.

Mary Anne Guariglia, President

GVOC Board of Directors

*DST was first implemented in the U.S. by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918 to support the war effort.  During that period, it was called “fast time”.  It was repealed seven months later by most areas (talk about confusing)!  President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round DST in 1942 to support the war efforts.  Time zones were established and, at that time, it was known as “war time”.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t uniform across the U.S. and localities could pick and choose if and when they wanted to have DST.  Imagine the confusion with transportation and broadcasting schedules.  In 1966, Congress enacted the Uniform Time Act.  It has been revised several times since 1966, the last being in 2007.  DST now starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.