Here at the Academy Center of the Arts, we love to jump at opportunities to work together with other nonprofits in efforts to benefit each other and the community. There was an excellent chance to do just that when assisting the Amherst Habitat for Humanity in their fourteenth annual Bluegrass: Working on a Building 2017. This is the second year our two organizations have embarked on this collaboration. During this event, guests filled the Academy’s Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre on Jan. 14, 2017 to hear talented bluegrass bands (Deer Creek Boys, New Standard, James River Cutups and more!) and raise funds for Amherst Habitat. Debbie Habel, Executive Director of the Amherst Habitat for Humanity said, “joining forces with other non-profits helps us to keep our expenses low for fundraisers! Fundraisers are not only a means to obtain monies but they are also important for establishing goodwill and educating the public about our programs.” It was a night to remember, consisting of community, bluegrass jams, food by Dave’s Dawgs, and a pick-a-prize raffle. All this combined under a chance for the community to gather together for the greater purpose of benefiting an organization dedicated to making life better for […]
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