On Saturday, April 2nd, Dickinson College radio station WDCV 88.3 will host a concert to benefit Carlisle C.A.R.E.S., an organization that provides emergency shelters and other services for the homeless. Local independent artists Peter Joseph and the Roaring Twenties and Trunks & Tales will play the outdoor event, and several local businesses are donating goods and sponsoring the event. See a full press release below, copied from the radio station’s Facebook page:
WHAT IS THIS AWESOME EVENT?
An all-afternoon, outdoor benefit event and concert for Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. brought to you by your favorite college radio station! Rock Against Homelessness day is the finale of our month-long fundraising campaign. We will have delicious baked goods and handmade things for sale, DIY crafts (stencil your own WDCV shirt or make your very own pin), and games and contests. You can also purchase sponsorships and be eligible for giveaways donated by the Time Bomb, the Clothes Vine, Appalachian Whole Foods, George’s Subs and Pizza, Colucci & Company Goldsmiths and Fine Crafts, Marjorie’s Gems Vintage Jewelry, North Hanover Grille, California Cafe, Corthouse Common, and the Carlisle Theatre.
If that’s not enough, we are also going to have live performances from two local independent artists. Don’t miss either!
-At 2pm, Peter Joseph and the Roaring Twenties
-At 4pm, Trunks & Tales
This event is free and open to the public, so we encourage you to stop by anytime throughout the afternoon. All donations and proceeds from the bake sale, crafts, and games will go directly to supporting Carlisle C.A.R.E.S.
WHO ARE CARLISLE C.A.R.E.S.?
Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. provides emergency support and shelter for the homeless in Carlisle. The shelter program is run almost entirely by volunteers, and local churches take turns providing space for up to 30 people per night. At the Carlisle CARES Resource Center, mail, telephone, and computer services, laundry and showers, and counseling is available. Open during the day when homeless shelters are closed, programs at the Resource Center partner with area agencies to provide educational, medical, legal, and employment counseling services. These programs are not only open to the people of Carlisle C.A.R.E.S., but also to Safe Harbour, the Salvation Army, and domestic violence shelters. Since its founding in 2004, the organization has helped shelter more than 1,000 people in Cumberland and western Perry counties. In 2009 alone, they helped over 500 people. For more information on Carlisle C.A.R.E.S., visit carlislecares.bbnow.org.
FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12:00 PM – Peter Joseph and the Roaring Twenties on the Air – Live in the studio! Plus giveaways for lucky listeners.
1:00-2:00 PM – Baked goods / crafts / signups for games (Will continue throughout the whole day)
1:50 PM – First Sponsorship Giveaway
2:00-3:00 PM – Performance by Peter Joseph and the Roaring Twenties
3:00-4:00 PM – THE PIE HOUR – Pie-Eating Contest with WDCV legend Chris Bratton, and/or throw a pie at Station Manager James Riley
3:50 PM – Second Sponsorship Giveaway
4:00 PM-5:00 PM – Performance by Trunks and Tales
For more information about this event, you can visit wdcvfm.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check here for updates. We’ll see you there!
This is sure to be a great event, and all proceeds go to an amazing cause. If you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss it, and if you’re not, it would be well worth the road trip.