State Fair Fundraiser ”Vermonters for Vermonters”
We enjoyed a beautiful day at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland, where Dismas of Vermont was one of three non-profits selected to benefit from a rock mega-concert on the grandstand. Musicians from as far away as Nashville, Atlanta and Germany, as well as our own Vermont talent, were featured in a program organized by well-known rock guitarist extraordinaire Joey Leone to raise awareness of the opiate epidemic in Vermont.
A whole community of volunteers, musicians and local businesses made this concert happen. Musicians, staging, food, and almost all expenses were donated, including the venue at the State Fair. Face painting, a flash-mob dance, face-painting, t-shirts and speeches from the three non-profits and from Rutland Mayor Louras and Governor Shumlin were featured. Co-beneficiaries were Project Vision and the Vermont Recovery Network.
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