Forty young women, ages 12- 18 arrived in Naples from Caine, UK to provide a musical concert to benefit Baby Basics on March 25. at the Naples United Church of Christ. They were a group of curious young women who delighted in seeing the sights of Naples as well as adding their talents to make money to help needy babies. Pictured to the left are Jean Ann & Dick Lynch with four of the young ladies outside Naples United Church.

Their concert was filled with a variety of music from Mozart, Shubert, Coldplay and a wonderful rendition of Billy Jean by Michael Jackson.

Local families hosted these enthusiastic youth by introducing them to Naples hot shopping spots, the beach, local country clubs with inviting swimming pools and provided them with breakfast, dinners and their favorite pizza. Four of the chorus members stayed with Jean Ann and Dick Lynch who delighted in learning about Caine, their school St Anne’s and the English countryside. Gifts from England from the girls provided warm memories of a great weekend.

Special thanks to the Naples United Church of Christ’s Choir, Becky Weese, Sandi Button and her committee and Bruce Galbraith for bringing the choir to Naples and for arranging for their stay.

Prior to the concert on Sunday, Baby Basics hosted a cocktail party at the Waterside Shops to kick off this special event. Commissioner Jim Coletta (pictured to the right with Jean Ann Lynch), presented a plaque to Baby Basics in honor of their commitment and contribution to the community. Delicious appetizers were provided by Brios Tuscan Grille and the evening was capped off with cupcakes from Grace and Shellly’s Cupcakes. Our thanks to John Baron and Julie Chirichella at the Waterside Shops for their help and support.