Toe-Tapping Bluegrass Concert Raises Money for Hospice

October 30, 2014

200_8654The sounds of bluegrass music floated on the breeze Saturday afternoon as music lovers gathered at Flat Iron Farm for the annual Bluegrass for Hospice.

Award-winning band The Seldom Scene headlined the event, and they were preceded by an amazing line-up of local bluegrass favorites, including Charlie Thompson & Bottom County Bluegrass, Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek, Bluegrass Gospel Express, David Norris, Recycled Bluegrass, and the Smoke Creek Rounders.

As the music played in the farm’s main barn, toes tapped and swung in time to the infectious music. But music wasn’t all that was happening at this annual fundraiser. Food by the 3rd District Optimist Club’s “Kruzin’ Kafe” tempted the taste buds, and it was topped off by the sale of homemade baked goods like pies, cookies, muffins, peanut brittle, and more.

Concertgoers also bid on silent auction items – cedar chests, handmade crochet items, and country baskets filled with delicious goodies, among others — and registered for door prizes and money raffles.

All proceeds from Bluegrass for Hospice benefit Hospice of St. Mary’s Hospice House in Calloway. Attendees were also asked to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Hollywood.

Since it began five years ago, Bluegrass for Hospice has raised more than $97,000 for Hospice of St. Mary’s Hospice House.

Cori Shaw Meloney, Writer

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