FULTON, NY â€“ Music will be the focus of a very special event to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in Oswego County.
â€œPlaying For Poverty,â€ a food aid concert for Oswego County will be held at Bull Head Point on Sept. 11 from 3 to 9 p.m.
The event, which features a full day of great music from a variety of bands, will serve to garner support for food pantries throughout Oswego County.
While there is no charge to attend the event, admission to â€œPlaying For Povertyâ€ is the donation of a canned food item.
â€œWe are looking to collect as many food items as we can to help our local food pantries re-stock their shelves,â€ said committee member Jo-Lyn Phillips of Oswego County Opportunities. â€œOur food pantries are stressed to meet the increased demand brought about by our current economic conditions. We are looking forward to a bringing the community together for some great music, and good family fun as we work together to combat hunger and poverty in Oswego County.â€
The concert will include live performances throughout the day and night from some of the areaâ€™s most popular bands including; The Beatles tribute band, Magical Mystery Tour; Rubber Ducky Revenge and Those Guys.
An original pop-rock duo from Parish, Those Guys, who are also members of the band The Hellfish, consists of life-long friends Korey LaRue on guitar and Preston Martin on drums.
The two, who have been writing original songs for more than 15 years, will perform a variety of their own songs as well as many popular modern and classic rock songs.
In addition to the music there will be a number of raffles, door prizes and food available all day.
All proceeds raised during the event will be used to support local food pantries throughout Oswego County.
Representatives from the coalition, which includes ARISE, Bridges out of Poverty, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, COACH (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), The Council of Churches, Fulton Family YMCA, Oswego County Opportunities, Rural And Migrant Ministries, and AmeriCorps will also be on hand to meet the public, educate them about their efforts to address the issues of hunger and poverty, and encourage the community to become involved in helping to alleviate these problems in Oswego County.
For more information or to make a donation, call Heather Robinson at 342-7532.