Performance set for Angel Tree |

Performance set for Angel Tree

The Union staff

Costa Rican Grace Abarca, now of Yuba City, will donate her time Sunday in a Grass Valley concert benefit for the Angel Tree summer camp program.

Proceeds will go to scholarships for children of incarcerated parents. The annual Angel Tree summer camp, under the Prison Fellowship Ministry for the past eight years, is held at Wolf Mountain Camp off McCourtney Road. The cost of one week at camp runs approximately $400 per child, according to Joyce Biggs, Angel Tree county coordinator. Angel Tree is assisted by volunteers from Calvary Bible Church, Calvary Chapel and the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Grass Valley.

Formerly living in Nevada County, Abarca periodically performs on behalf of nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and Sierra Nevada Hospital Foundation.

“It’s my way of giving back to the wonderful people I’ve come in contact with since I moved to the United States,” said the soprano, a multiple winner in Costa Rica vocal competitions, who moved to the area in 1999. “It is the least I can do.”

Singing in six languages, Abarca has six CDs out which feature Broadway tunes, standards, pop, country, gospel and Latin salsa.

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