MELROSE’S Howie Newman (right) was joined by his daughter, Jen, and granddaughter, Hannah, for a song at the June 23 Pantry of Hope fundraiser. Joe Kessler is on the fiddler.

 

MELROSE — The June 23 Pantry of Hope benefit concert by local duo Knock on Wood raised $1,060. It was hosted by the First Baptist Church of Melrose and drew a sizeable crowd on the church lawn.

The Pantry of Hope (melrosefbc.org/pantry-of-hope), run by the First Baptist Church, provides food for needy families and individuals in the Melrose area.

This was the fourth annual community fundraiser by Knock Wood (howienewman.com/knockonwood), an acoustic folk-rock duo fronted by Melrose’s Howie Newman.

“It was a fun show and a great night,” said Newman. “It was nice to see the community come together to support the church’s food pantry and have an enjoyable evening together.”

 

A GOOD CROWD turned out to hear folk-rock duo Knock on Wood, featuring Melrose’s Howie Newman, at the June 23 Pantry of Hope fundraiser hosted by the First Baptist Church.