Student leaders from The Hill School, Pottstown School District, and Montgomery County Community College have collaborated on behalf of the Pottstown CARES group and organized their third annual Welcome Home concert. This family-friendly pop music concert will provide financial assistance to the Ministries at Main Street organization which runs a drop-in shelter serving the needs of the homeless in Pottstown by offering meals and a warm place to sleep.
The concert will occur on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in The Hill School’s Center For The Arts (CFTA) at 760 Beech Street in the lobby venue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and raffle prizes and food will be available for sale from local vendors to benefit the cause. Free parking will be available on the lot at the CFTA.
The third annual occurrence of this inspirational student-driven event will feature two bands. Andy’s Two Dollar Bills featuring “The Pistol” – Ellen Deitrich, director of college counseling at The Hill School – will open the show. Coming up next is Pottstown Funk. Finally, students from Hill a cappella groups, the Hilltones and Hilltrebles, will sing and conclude the night. All groups are generously donating their time and effort for a good cause.
Andy’s 2 Dollar Bills is part of the Pottstown Music Collaborative, “a developing, dynamic band of musicians from the Pottstown community, all focused on bringing people together through the power of sound,” according to Bill Robertson, a Collaborative founder and performer in the band.
Tickets are $10 at the door for adults and $8 for students with I.D.; tickets also may be purchased at Eventbrite. All ticket proceeds will benefit Ministries at Main Street. For those unable to attend the event, but interested in supporting this great cause, donations can be made at Eventbrite. In addition, food and snacks from local businesses – including pizza from Little Italy’s – will be available for sale. Proceeds from all food sales will directly benefit Ministries at Main Street. Additional information is available on the event’s Facebook page.
The Pottstown CARES student leaders developed the event as it enters its third year. With a local approach in mind, they choose Ministries at Main Street as the beneficiary of the concert. To complement the Welcome Home concert, CARES students also have prepared and served meals at the drop-in shelter.
Individuals or organizations interested in becoming involved with the Pottstown CARES collaborative can contact Katie Scanlan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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