This Saturday, musicians from across the region gather to perform in the third annual Food Pantry Benefit concert to be held at the Adirondack Carousel, 2 Depot Street in Saranac Lake. This is a family-friendly all day celebration of community, music, and Adirondack north country life…with a purpose. The event raises money to help restock food pantries in Saranac Lake, Vermontville, Brighton and Duane.
From event organizer Keith Gorgas, these details:
Those who attend are asked to bring donations of cash and/or non perishable foods. (Cash goes much further, as each dollar donated has the buying power of up to $12.00 worth of food)
Members of the various food pantries will be on hand to collect donations. All musicians donate their performance. Some will have CDs for sale, and you can support them by purchasing them at the show.
Food and beverages will be for sale, with all profits going directly to the food pantries. There will also be door prizes, raffles, and a guitar auction to aid in raising funds. Many people and local merchants pitch in each year and back this endeavor. Over the past few years, these concerts have raised many thousands of dollars and truckloads of food. Members of Trio, an organization involving students from several local colleges, will be on hand to provide assistance.
For up-to-the-minute details, visit the event Facebook page. This schedule reached me from Keith earlier today:
ADIRONDACK PIPER, CAMERON ANDERSON 10:45 (above)
JUBAL CONSORT, RECORDER ENSEMBLE 11:00
BARB DARRING , SINGER SONGWRITER 11:15 (above)
RUSTIC RIDERS FOLK DUO 11:30 (above)
OH! BETTY COUNTRY BLUES DUO, Noon (above)
LEMMON DROPS , 12:30 (above)
JAMIE SAVAGE, 1:00 (above)
HANNAH HUBER ACCORDIAN, 1:30
HEIDI LITTLE , 1:45 (above)
BARN CATS , JOINED BY SHAMROCK JAM BAND, 2:15
KEITH GORGAS, 2:45 (above)
KEVIN WOOLEY AND PETER REUTER, 3:00
THERESA HARTFORD AND MIKE PORTAL, 3:15 (above)
HOWIE AND DEBBIE CAMPBELL, 3:45 (above)
DUST BUNNIES,4:15 (above)
ERIC KLOZKO, 4:45 (above)
CELIA EVANS, 5:45 (above)
LARRY STONE, 6:15 (above)
SPLIT ROCK,7:30 PM (above)
Wow, all of these musicians getting together to do something wonderful for our community. Thanks to all of you.
In addition to the music, there will be opportunities to win prizes from dozens of area businesses and others. Again, visit the web link above to track latest schedule and other features planned for the day.
Special thanks to Keith Gorgas for his efforts on behalf of area food pantries, and for keeping us in the loop.