Concert to benefit the Algonquin Serenity Garden

Algonquin Applied Arts and Technology teacher Susan Halpin (left) and Michelle Murphy (right) of the Murphy Sisters Foundation inspect the garden back in June
Algonquin Applied Arts and Technology teacher Susan Halpin (left) and Michelle Murphy (right) of the Murphy Sisters Foundation inspect the gardens back in June

The Serenity Garden Project at Algonquin aims to create a “quite, contemplative” space in the school’s courtyard where students and faculty can remember those in the Algonquin community who have passed before their time. It’s no coincidence that the project has been funded in large part by the Murphy Sisters Foundation.

Plans for the garden include a gazebo and a footbridge. The first phase of the project, a vegetable garden that is being used as part of the curriculum in several classes, was completed this spring. It was funded through a grant from the Southborough Education Foundation.

To further help the project along, a benefit concert featuring Algonquin alum Jed Marum (’70) will be held at Algonquin on Saturday, October 3. Marum is a folk/Celtic singer and songwriter whose albums play on radio programs around the world. He plays over 150festivals, clubs, and concert venues each year. You can find out more about Marum on his website (www.jedmarum.com).

Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children, and can be purchased in advance or at the door. The show starts at 7:00 pm in the Algonquin auditorium.

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