Published December 20. 2011 2:35PM Updated December 20. 2011 3:45PM
On Tuesday, Dec. 27, ease away residual holiday stress and support a great cause-come out to Yoga Night at the Community Center to benefit the Guilford Food Bank.
Guilford Recreation Supervisor Ellen Clow said the idea for the Yoga Night benefit was developed in response to a recent plea from Guilford Social Services Director Tammy DeFrancesco.
"Christine Gaynor, a yoga instructor for the Parks & Recreation Department, called and said she would like to offer a one-night yoga program to benefit the food bank," said Clow.
Earlier this month, DeFrancesco put out a call to organizations and individuals to help fill the barren shelves of the food bank (the story "Food Bank at Critically Low Levels" appeared in the Dec. 15 issue of the Courier).
Working with Guilford Parks & Recreation, Gaynor gathered up four additional yoga instructors-Sue Brinigar, Nancy Ashcroft, and Angela Creamer-all of whom join Gaynor in volunteering their time for the event.
"We have four rooms available in the hopes that we will get a big crowd!" said Clow.
Yoga Night to benefit Guilford Food Bank is Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Nathanael Greene Community Center, 32 Church Street. Participants must have pre-registered by 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 27; a $5 fee applies. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to class; registration fees and food collected will be donated to the Guilford Food Bank. To register, visit www.guilfordparkrec.com and select program #12118 A1 or call 203-453-8068 for information.