For many years now, beloved former Menlo School teacher Steve Gill, his daughter Anne and a team of talented current and former Menlo School students and faculty, have treated us to two evenings worth of songs by great American songwriters. This year their theme was “Kern and Cahn go to Hollywood” as they performed songs written by Sammy Cahn and by Jerome Kern that were used in various Hollywood films. Wonderful songs such as Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (from the film Roberta), Ol’ Man River (from Showboat) and The Way You Look Tonight (from Swing Time). Steve made the evening even more interesting by giving the audience a little bit of background on each song.
Steve, Anne and “Annie’s Friends” as the group is called, make these performances possible in order to raise funds for the Enchanted Hills Camp Special Needs session. In 1997, shortly after Anne graduated from high school, she was in a near-fatal car accident that left her blind and brain injured. After a long rehabilitation period, the Gill Family found out about the Enchanted Hills session for blind adults who also have other disabilities and Anne began attending. Soon after they began to fundraise for the Enchanted Hills session, and they have now raised over $86,000.
We offer our profound gratitude to Steve and Nancy Gill, Anne and all of “Annie’s Friends” for the great shows they put on to support us.
If you would like to donate to Enchanted Hills Camp, you can do so online at http://bit.ly/donatelh.