Money for music

The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Guild made its annual donation to thef estival in December with a check for $15,000. The group, founded in 1992, raises money for the Orkney Springs based concert series each year. The donation for 2014 is only the second time in the group's history it has donated $15,000. Guild President William Ballance presented the check to SVMF Board Chairman Leigh Devier and President Dennis Lynch during the group's annual holiday lunch at the Hotel Strasburg. The event included a program of songs by the Strasburg High School chorus, under the direction of Joel Ross. Courtesy photo