The Newtown VFW Post 208 hosted a special concert by Midnight Rodeo on Saturday, August 22. Members Erika Howard (lead female vocals), Mark Rudzinski (drums), Nick Defala (bass), Paul Tomas-setti (lead male vocals), Roger Maude (lead and rhythm guitar), and Tucker James Callander (fiddle) played current songs while attendees looked on from under the VFW’s outdoor pavilion. Shown while performing are Mr Maude, left, Ms Howard, and Mr Tomassetti. Throughout the event, Newtown High School senior Chris Manfredi collected donations to support Aaron’s Gifts from Home (aaronsgiftsfromhome.com), an organization dedicated to the memory of Marine Navy Hospital Corpsman Aaron Ullom of Michigan. Chris plans to collect for the organization until Labor Day. People interested in donating items to Chris’s collection or offering a monetary donation can e-mail him at email@example.com.