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Members of the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation joined with local residents and area businesses to sponsor the return engagement of popular professional pianist, Bill Trowell this past April 11th. Mr. Trowell, a 40-year accomplished pianist from Bar Harbor Maine, performed a medley of Broadway musical selections, classical favorites and even ‘Rag Time’ before 100 enthusiastic music lovers at Lakeview Restaurant. After a standing ovation at intermission, Foundation Chairman, Michael Frierman, thanked the sponsors for backing this fundraiser and gave a brief overview of the Foundation’s mission and grant program which awards funds to Gorge non-profits. Additional donations from attendees when coupled with an excess left after expenses, provided $1.000 for the Foundation’s Operations Fund which is used to pay for events such as this concert. Chairman M. Frierman also gave special recognition to the Foundation’s ‘Founder’s Circle’ members for their 10-year pledges to the endowment. For further information about the H. N. G. Foundation, please visit www.hngfoundation.org.