The Giving Concert Benefits Students

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The fifth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 26th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.

Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item donated to Grace Packs. The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, and Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8.

For more information on the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Kevin Perry at or Dr. Rolanda Jones at  or 772-468-5700 Ext. 2065.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit St. Lucie Public Schools’ website ; Facebook; Twitter@StLucieSchools; or contact Kerry Padrick at



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In addition to serving as the School Board Chair, Mrs. Hensley is also actively involved in HANDS of St. Lucie County and Children’s Services Council among many other groups and organizations.

Thank you for being a true Children’s Champion!