WAYMART, PA — A bluegrass concert at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 29 will support the Community Memorial Fund. The fund helps children and families that have experienced the death of a loved …
WAYMART, PA — A bluegrass concert at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 29 will support the Community Memorial Fund. The fund helps children and families that have experienced the death of a loved one.
The concert will be held at the PARC at Camp Ladore.
Established in 2021 by Wayne County coroner Edward Howell and his wife, Anna, the fund helps with specific needs that arise after the death of a family member.
Why a concert?
Music, especially bluegrass, old-time string music and gospel bluegrass run deep in our roots, Edward Howell wrote in a press release. “Anna and I envisioned community events built around music and fellowship to not only to raise funds for those in need, but to support and encourage the blessings that can be experienced through the universal language of music.”
God created music, Howell wrote, “and sometimes spoken words cannot reach a person’s heart. Most people find it difficult to be talked into anything; more people have been sung into the journey of faith than have been talked into it.”
“Mostly Bluegrass Monday” will feature Mark Miklos (Pocono Joe), Ransomed Bluegrass, Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass, and the Little Roy and Lizzy Show.
A donation of $25 is suggested, but is not required. The Howells said that they did not wish anyone to be excluded.
A previous concert, “Christmas with the Coroner,” raised $20,000 with the help of the Wayne County Community Foundation, the Ladore Lodge, Wegmans grocery store in Dickson City, and through the generosity of many local people.
Currently, Edward Howell wrote, they envision two events annually. The upcoming Mostly Bluegrass Monday will be followed by another “Christmas with the Coroner” on Friday, December 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the same location.
If anyone is interested in sponsoring “Mostly Bluegrass Monday,” email Edward at email@example.com or call the Wayne County Coroner’s Office 570/488-5000.
The Memorial Fund is managed by the Wayne County Community Foundation, so all sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible.
Donations can be made online, or via mail to The Wayne County Community Foundation, 214 9th St., Honesdale, PA 18431, with Community Memorial Fund in the memo.
Donations can be made online at waynefoundation.networkforgood.com/projects/165063-community-memorial-fund.
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