Darkness into Vineyard Light would like to thank Lia Kahler, organizer of Offerings of Music and Light, and the outreach committee of the Chilmark Community Church for collecting donations for suicide prevention and awareness during their programs on Dec. 2, 9 and 16. The amount raised was $1,417! All funds will all go to support the Island Intervention Center, which is an organization that helps those who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

The Outreach Committee of the Chilmark Church started Offerings of Music and Light to help brighten the darker days of the holiday season. The performances range from singing, dance, story and music pieces played on piano, organ and strings. For anyone who has not had the opportunity to attend this free program, I suggest you make a point to next year.

Maria Ventura