DeKalb Prevention Coalition Receives $3,000 donation from Caney Folk Music & Arts Festival

April 24, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
Carl Massaro; Ashley Anderson, Lisa Cripps, DeKalb Prevention Coalition Coordinator; Norene Puckett , DPC Community Outreach Liaison; and Stephen McCord

A check for $3,000 was presented to the DeKalb Prevention Coalition Tuesday morning by representatives of the Caney Folk Music & Arts Festival.

Making the presentation were Carl Massaro of Cherry Hill Farm at Silver Point; Stephen McCord; and Ashley Anderson, Marketing Director for the Festival.

The Caney Folk Music & Arts Festival, a “first-of-its-kind all- day outdoor community event, was held at Cherry Hill Farm last October to celebrate music, art, the natural beauty of Center Hill Lake, and the gorgeous Caney Fork River.

This event featured an artisans fair showcasing the area’s best in visual arts and crafts, outdoor and recreational vendors, a “KID ZONE” (4,800 square feet of kid rides and activities) a wide variety of tasty food and beverage vendors, and a full day of live music performances by the region’s best folk, bluegrass, and blues artists.

In addition, the festival hosted instrument workshops for all aspiring musicians by some of the areas top ranked musician instructors.

Finally, the festival also played host to a “live” celebrity auction event that took place throughout the day including the sale of a guitar autographed by country music star George Strait.

All the proceeds of the day’s events went to benefit the DeKalb Prevention Coalition’s Health Adventure which provides free healthy activities that promote physical and emotional health including: yoga classes, art instruction, martial arts, tai chi, healthy cooking demonstrations, senior chair volleyball, senior chair yoga, walking clubs, nutrition education, along with classes provided for teens and adults with disabilities.

Pictured: Carl Massaro; Ashley Anderson, Lisa Cripps, DeKalb Prevention Coalition Coordinator; Norene Puckett , DPC Community Outreach Liaison; and Stephen McCord

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