Musicians needed at fundraising concert

To the editor:

The Brown County Weekend Backpack committee members would like to announce an upcoming spring concert honoring David Shaffer, retiring superintendent of Brown County Schools and benefiting the weekend food program for students in the Brown County schools.

This concert will be at the Brown County High School auditorium on Friday, April 29, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Students and staff from the Brown County school system (and their families) and any local residents who would like to participate are invited to perform.

The concert will focus on classical music; however, all music genres are welcome to participate. (Studies from University of California-Irvine have shown that classical music for children improves math scores and vocabulary skills, i.e., The Mozart Effect.)

This concert will provide not only the variety of music performances but also a unique time for community gathering and thanking Mr. Shaffer for his time with Brown County Schools.

This concert is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Brown County Weekend Backpacks program. The weekend backpacks program operates throughout the school year and provides nutritious meals for at-risk students in the Brown County school system. The goal of the program: “No child deserves to go to bed hungry.”

This concert event will need volunteer workers and musicians to make it a success. If you can help with planning or participating in the concert, please contact Clara Stanley, concert coordinator, at 312-310-3617 or email her at clara

David Shaffer, our beloved, retiring school superintendent, will be the guest of honor, and your support will ensure all of our Brown County children have enough healthy food each weekend.

Clara Stanley, Jenise Bohbrink, Sandy Ridenour and Marylin Day, fundraising team for Brown County Weekend Backpacks (submitted by Day)