Newton, NC – Classroom Connections, “Where Teachers Shop Free”, will host its second annual fund-raising concert featuring Ray Coussins, a world-renowned entertainer from Las Vegas, Nevada on thursday, October 10, at 7:30 P.M.

Mr. Coussins is a close friend of Dr. Glenn Paige and has generously offered to perform a fundraising benefit concert for Classroom Connections again this year. Dr. Paige, who is passionate about the education and growth of our community’s youth, is a member of Classroom Connections’ Board of Directors. Classroom Connections is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides FREE school supplies to students and teachers in Western North Carolina.

Mr. Coussins is a composer, director, singer, and masterful entertainer. Not only was he the preferred accompanist of Frank Sinatra, Ray also performed with Celine Dion and many other musical “giants” during a career that spans decades. He appeared at the White House by Presidential Invitation and at Constitution Hall. He performed at The Royal Command Performance in the United Kingdom in front of the Royal Family. Ray has been featured on The Tonight Show, Princess Cruise Lines, and several venues throughout the world.

Since opening, Classroom Connections has distributed nearly a million retail dollars of school supplies. This total is not indicative of its financial income, but is mainly due to donations of supplies. Please, know that financial donations are needed for continuing its mission. Classroom Connections does not receive any federal, state, local or public funds. They are dependent on donations from businesses, dedicated people, and generous charitable organizations.

The Newton Conover Auditorium is located at 60 W 6th St, Newton, NC 28658. Tickets available at: or Call 828-461-6737.
Ray Coussins