| Sep 25, 2008

Sept 25/08 - Abrams concert raises $1000

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Feature Article - September 25, 2008 $1000 raised at Abrams Brothers concertBy Julie Druker

Ginny Trousdale was proud to announce that close to $1000 dollars was raised during the Abrams Brothers concert in Sydenham on September 13. She was thrilled with the turnout of 300 + concert goers this year and added, “It was an overwhelming success in terms of attendance and mother nature’s cooperation.”

The cash funds plus three super-size shopping carts in food donations were happily received by The Louborough District’s Food Bank and the Emergency Relief Christmas Committee.

The funds were raised by cash donations, profits from the BBQ that was held during the concert, and for which Foodland’s donated all of the food and drinks, and from 10% of the total sales made at Trousdale’s store that day.

Scott Gordon a teacher at SHS sent down six students to manage the traffic and make sure that the parking lots of certain business were kept clear.

“It was a real community caring kind of event.“, she added, noting that everything came together very well and the event was well managed, organized and safe.

She felt very fortunate to be able to host the concert again this year (its third) and added that the location is great since the storefront makes for “a perfect natural outdoor stage”.

When asked if the show will go on next year, Trousdale commented, “While nothing has been put down in writing yet, I see no reason why not. Brian Abrams asked the crowd last year if they wanted to see this happen as an annual event and everybody cheered.”

She added, “ And it’s a kind of Sydenham homecoming for the boys.”

Also, at the David Brison memorial Concert held on August 21 in Snow Road, the Abrams raised $400 for the Sharbot Lake Food Bank.

With their rising popularity we can only hope that the boys will continue to come home year after year to both entertain and aid a very appreciative community.

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