Thanks to Rick Briggs for this piece of news.
A benefit concert for persons with disabilities in Central PA featuring national touring artists; the Lonesome River Band from Meadows of Dan, VA – Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe from Nashville, TN and Ramblin’ Heart from Hanover, PA will be held Saturday, October 15, 2005 from 7:30pm – 11:00pm at the Eagle View Middle School Auditorium – 6746 Carlisle Pike – Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Sound will be provided by none other than Southard Audio and our lustrous MC for the evening’s event will be Bluegrass DJ extraordinaire Mr. Hank Janey from WGTY-FM 107.7 in Gettysburg, PA. Hank’s weekly Bluegrass radio shows on Sundays are not-to-be-missed. Besides the music from these wonderful groups, there will be door prizes, raffles, food, cd’s, and a lot of FUN!
Proceeds will benefit the Hope Springs Farm project, an effort of United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA, to provide an organic, working farm and day program for persons with disabilities. HSF is a licensed adult day program providing social, pre-vocational and community service opportunities to adults with disabilities in an agricultural setting. HSF’s mission is to offer to persons with developmental disabilities an innovative, program through meaningful work on a farm, so that they can maximize their abilities.
The population of adults with disabilities is underserved and the agriculturally-based program at Hope Springs Farm is unique in allowing the participants to learn pre-vocational skills through the natural rhythms of agriculture and the responsibilities of animal care. Participants at Hope Springs Farm will plan, plant, tend and harvest organic vegetable crops which will be used in cooking programs and donated to local charities. Participants will care for small animals: chickens, sheep and rabbits. In the winter months participants will be involved in cooking, baking and farm crafts. The farm, located near Hershey, PA requires a great deal of work to turn this dream into reality.
The Hope Springs Farm project will draw from Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland and Perry counties in cooperation with United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania where there is currently a waiting list for adult day programs.
A very special thanks to the folks who have already committed to being sponsors:
The law firm of Angino and Rovner, Bluegrass Now magazine, D’Addario Strings, 7 Mtns Bluegrass Association, and many caring individuals. The sponsorship drive is still underway. To become a sponsor please visit here.
For more information please visit www.ucpcentralpa.org today or call 717-975-0611 or toll free 1-800-998-4827.
Make Plans Now To Attend!