We have been given so much through bluegrass music and the incredible journey that the music has taken us on. We do our best to help folks in our community with our Colonial Concert Series as a way of giving back. We get calls every day to do benefits for all kinds of things and all kinds of people. There is no way we can do them all, so we try our best to make a major impact through our own outlets.
In the last few months, we have been involved in raising over 100,000 dollars for several charities, including Meals On Wheels, Head Start, and Haywood Hungry Kids Manna Backpack Program, The Kare Program, and more. We say this not to brag on ourselves. Rather to let you know that even though we can’t do many of the things we get called for, we do our best to make a change for the better.
On April 4 we will present the last show for this season’s Winter Concert Series. The show is sold-out, but you can still help us help a cause that we are extremely passionate about. Make any donation you can to help!!
I worked for a while in the Child Protective Services section for Haywood County. I have seen firsthand what some children in Haywood County have to endure. It would break your heart. Sometimes the only way to protect them is to actually put them in protective custody. This is where the great need is. We are using the last show of our season to raise funds for Haywood County Foster Care.
The money raised will go toward supplying the basic needs of our county children in foster care.
Here is a press release from the Foster Care Program detailing where the funds will go. There is also contact information where you can donate if you wish to. NOT ONE DIME GOES TO BALSAM RANGE.
I hope you will help us to help these children who through no fault of their own have incredibly traumatic, heartbreaking lives.
Balsam Range Foster Care Press Release
Haywood County’s own IBMA award-winning bluegrass group, Balsam Range, will be hosting their final Winter Series concert on Saturday, April 4th at the Historic Colonial Theatre in Canton, NC. The group will host and perform with The Studio Dream Team of Jeff Collins, David Johnson and Tony Creasman starting at 7:30pm.
In 2011, Balsam Range won the International Bluegrass Music Award’s song of the year for “Trains I Missed”. In 2013, the band won the prestigious IBMA Album of the Year for their CD “Papertown”. They have five consecutive months at #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Airplay Album Chart, eight National #1 songs including “Last Train to Kitty Hawk”, “Caney Fork River”, “Trains I Missed”, “Gonna Be Movin’”, “Row by Row”, “I Could Do You Some Good”, “Any Old Road”, and “Moon Over Memphis”. Balsam Range holds the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association’s honors as ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR, VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR, with Buddy Melton receiving MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, and Tim Surrett receiving the IBMA MENTOR AWARD.
Balsam Range has graciously selected the Haywood County Foster Care program to raise support and awareness for foster children in Haywood County. Currently, the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has the responsibility of over 100 foster care children in the program. Child abuse, neglect or dependency – no matter what the reason – entering foster care is very traumatic for any child and for their family. In most instances, they have only the clothes on their backs while transitioning into a new home. There are also times when a child is placed outside of the community due to a lack of appropriate family resources or available foster homes in Haywood County. For more information on foster parenting, please contact Rachel Young at (828)356-2435 or email@example.com.
All sponsorships for the April 4th concert will go toward clothing items, school supplies and sports and extracurricular activities for the program.
“Microphone” Donation Level – $125 includes the company name featured in the event program a PowerPoint before the concert and one concert ticket.
“Lighting” Donation Level – $250 includes the company name featured in the event program, a PowerPoint before the concert and two concert tickets.
“Stage-Hand” Donation Level – $500 includes the company name featured in the event program, a PowerPoint before the concert and four concert tickets.
“Opening Act” Donation Level – $1000 includes the company name featured in the event program, a PowerPoint before the concert and included on Balsam Range web site and eight concert tickets.
“Main Act” Donation Level – $2500 includes the company name featured in the event program, a PowerPoint before the concert and included on Balsam Range web site and eight concert tickets.
All sponsorship levels will include a “Meet and Greet” with the performers and photo ops.
Monetary donations are always accepted at Haywood County Foster Care 157 Paragon Parkway Clyde, NC 28721. For the concert sponsorship level information, please contact Jeanne Naber at (828)356-2442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.