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The New Stylistics and Eddie Holman To Appear For CAPPA Fundraiser May 24 at CAC

If you want to “Feel Brand New” and have a “Betcha, Golly Wow” time, support the good work of CAPPA (Community Alliance for Progressive Positive Action), and attend a great concert, then you want to attend “An Evening With the Stylistics and Eddie Holman” when they appear at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport on Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m.

The Stylistics, featuring Russell Thompkins Jr., with his impeccable and distinctive falsetto voice, led the group to international fame and recognition in the early and mid-1970s, recording such hits as: “Betcha By Golly Wow,” “You Make Me Feel Brand New,” “You Are Everything,” “Stop, Look, Listen,” “Break Up to Make Up,” “Stone In Love With You,” and many more.

Eddie Holman’s dream was realized when the hit “This Can’t Be True” charted in 1965. This turned out to be the first of many, including his chart-topper “Hey There Lonely Girl” in 1969 and “Cathy Called” in 1970. Eddie has proven to be one of the most famous falsetto voices ever heard and continues to travel the world performing.

Loni Gamble, who heads the CAPPA program, once played as a keyboardist for “The Stylistics.”

Now, a little about CAPPA: The Community Alliance for Progressive Positive Action (CAPPA) is a 501 c-3 non-profit, community-based organization that provides youth intervention and positive development strategies to students (K-8 grade) residing in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 2002 and gained non-profit status in 2004. It is celebrating its 20th anniversary year as a non-profit.

Since 2002, CAPPA’s Youth Intervention and Development program has worked to deter the anti-social activities that lead to delinquent behavior.

CAPPA’s mission is based on a simple concept: meet youth where they are, offer high-interest alternatives to negative behavior, encourage civic duty, promote academic excellence, and bolster self-esteem.

CAPPA’s Youth Intervention and Development Program helps children achieve in school by providing homework assistance, grade-specific tutoring, performing arts, and the Young Gentlemen project in partnership with Williamsport Area School District on Saturdays at Cochran Primary School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CAPPA creates a community-based model that nurtures its youth, fosters healthy child development, and provides for self-motivation.
A good education is critical to a young person’s success in life and is one of the most fundamental crime prevention tools available. Kids who stay in school and graduate are more likely to become productive citizens and less likely to turn to crime.

The CAPPA Saturday Academic Enrichment and Performing Arts Program is a necessary community resource. The CAPPA Saturday program ensures that each participant has the following:
– Strong and systematic help with daily homework assignments.
– Remediation of weak academic areas.
– Healthy snacks and lunch.
– A dedicated, safe, structured, and supportive environment.
– Access to technology and instructional support.

CAPPA provides a venue to engage, encourage, empower, and ensure that young people can pursue a life of excellence, fairness, honesty, respect, and success.

CAPPA believes that children of all ability levels are entitled to the same opportunities for participation, acceptance, and belonging. We will make every reasonable accommodation to encourage the full and active participation of all children in our program based on their individual capabilities and needs.

There is a special “Buy One, Get One Free” incentive to purchase select tickets for this fundraising concert. Use code CAPPA, at or call the CAC Box Office at 570-326-2424.

This special promotion is being sponsored by Rick Mahonski, Goldsmith and Attorneys, Bob Elion, Tony Grieco, and Bante Miele Elion.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 24, at the Community Arts Center.