The quartets were back in the Chippewa Valley and better than ever. And not just their voices, but their hearts.
Every year a collaboration among quartet groups in the area leave a song in our hearts and a generous donation in the hands of a local organization.
CHIPS (Close Harmony is Pretty Swell), After Dark and ClearWater Connection, featured music and guests to the Heyde Center for the Arts stage for 'Hearts in Harmony 9.' Hundreds came out to support the event and around one-third of the proceeds were given to the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic.
"None of us are affiliated with the center, but we do this to support them and we just love singing here," said CHIPS member, Tom Arneberg. "So every year, this is our ninth year, we always pick a beneficiary. This year is the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic. They're a volunteer organization. They're funded by donations and volunteers. And their mission is to help people who have no other reasonable medical availability, medical care."
Organizers estimated that the event will donate between $500 to $800 to the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic. And the quartet members plan on continuing this tradition in the years to come.
Learn how to donate to or volunteer for the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic here.