SUMMIT, NJ - John W. (Jack) Cooper, President Emeritus of the Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF), will be honored  by the Continuo Arts Foundation at its annual gala November 1 at Canoe Brook Country Club. Cooper retired last year after 28 years as President of the SAPF, an organization which has -- since 2010 -- made grants to Continuo Arts to launch, sustain and support its program for senior citizens.

The 'Seniors Sing!' program is offered free of charge to senior citizens as a result of the support from the Summit Area Public Foundation and other local foundations. Over the years, hundreds of Seniors have participated in the weekly 'Seniors Sing!' ensemble, promoting their physical and mental health, engaging in monthly social activities and forming new friendships in a supportive and creative environment. The Ensemble has performed community outreach performances at hospitals, senior housing facilities and charity groups in addition to two major concert productions each season.

'Seniors Sing!' members hail from three counties and many towns including Summit, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Westfield, Cranford, Springfield, Union, Florham Park, Short Hills, Madison and Chatham.

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For ticket information to the Gala, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public, call 908-264-5324 or visit The evening will include a cocktail hour with performances by the Youth Choirs of New Jersey followed by dinner and dancing with the live swing band Reeds, Rhythm and All That Brass. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in both Live and Silent Auctions to benefit the Continuo Arts Scholarship Fund.

Canoe Brook Country Club is located at 1108 Morris Turnpike.