Win a Huber Jim Mills banjo!

Latham Calveard, Sam Calveard, Steve Huber and Will Calveard with the Huber Jim Mills banjo to be raffled at BanjoHangout.orgWe posted last month about the scholarship fund established by Steve Huber (Huber Banjos) to raise money for the college education of Latham and Will Calveard.

The two boys are the sons of Sam Calveard, a former Huber employee and friend to the acoustic instrument world who left his position at Huber when his wife, Beth, was nearing the end of her battle with cancer, an intractable foe against whom she was unable to prevail. The fund was established to help Sam to recover from remaining medical bills without worries about the boys college costs.

Steve made a startup donation of $2500, and tells us that a number of other sizable contributions have been received, along with many more smaller ones.

The Huber Jim Mills signature model banjoNow, Huber has joined forces with The Banjo Hangout to offer a new Jim Mills model Huber banjo valued at just under $5,000 in a raffle to further benefit the Calveard Scholarship Fund. Raffle tickets are only $10 apiece, with no limit to the number any individual can purchase.

Tickets can be purchased online until June 15, and the winner will be announced on June 30. All proceeds will go to the Scholarship Fund.

It sounds to us like a great way to support a worthy cause in our own backyard – and maybe even grab a $5000 banjo for only $10!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.