Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation news

Bean BlossomRich Hersberger, the Secretary of the Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation (BBJF), has announced that the fund raising efforts to help buy the Indiana music park previously owned and managed by Bill Monroe realized nearly $5,000 during the recent Uncle Pen Days festival.

The fund raising continues with auctions on eBay and the Give An Hour scheme, where people are invited to donate what equates to an hour’s pay per week.

For an overview of Bean Blossom, the Foundation and its mission, their fund raising schemes and to read the Secretary’s report in full, visit the BBJF website.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.