Archive for Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blues, barbecue fundraiser set for Saturday

October 1, 2009

It will be the sixth annual Blues and Barbecue event Saturday night in downtown Baldwin City, but there will be a new look to it.

The fundraising event for the Lumberyard Arts Center Project will be held in the open lot between the lumberyard and the post office instead of its usual location inside the building that’s being refurbished. People will still be able to view the work that’s been done in the lumberyard, however.

“We will be sitting up outside the lumberyard, but people will be able to walk through and see our progress,” said Linda Ballinger, who is heading up the event this year. “We’d like for people to do that, bring their lawn chairs, get their food and listen to the bands.”

The usual barbecue meal with all the trimmings will be served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 10 years of age.

The music side of the event, which will be emceed by Rep. Tony Brown, will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with three bands playing. They are the Konza Swamp Band, Forecast and the Baker University jazz combo.

“It’s to continue to raise funds for the first phase of the Lumberyard Arts Center Project,” said Ballinger.

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