By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Features Editor
The Salem Union Baptist Church is rallying around Patricia Bazard, a well-known community leader who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Mrs Bazard is the founder of the National Children’s Choir and a former senior cultural officer with the Bahamas government. She is a choral conductor, singer, teacher, workshop facilitator and storyteller, who has been involved in the arts since the age of two. She formed and conducted her first children’s choir at the age of 12 at the Transfiguration Baptist Church.
Mrs Bazard is now in need of funds to cover her medical treatments. To assist her, the members of her church family, Salem Union Baptist Church, are sponsoring a benefit concert this Sunday at 7pm at the church on Taylor Street.
“This event would be an opportune time for persons to demonstrate tangibly to one who has contributed so unselfishly to the development of so many,” said the church.
“Mrs Bazard has without any shadow of a doubt touched and impacted the hearts and lives of hundreds of individuals, locally and internationally – some of whom she does not even know.”
Rev Heuter Rolle, pastor of Salem, said they are inviting persons whose lives she has touched to attend and support the concert and give a generous offering to this most worthy cause, as entrance to the concert is free of charge. Cheques should be made payable to: Salem Union Baptist Church and on the memo line, Medical Fund-Patricia Bazard. A donation for any amount would be gratefully appreciated.