Jam Fest 2010 is next Saturday night
It’s time to shake, rattle and roll! Four local rock bands are set to put on a show to remember at this year’s third annual Jam Fest 2010.
The Cairo Youth Council (CYC) is hosting the concert fundraiser on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 7-11 p.m. at the Cairo High School Gym.
This special evening of musical entertainment for high school youth featuring local bands is aimed at raising money and support for the Boys and Girls Club of Cairo/Grady County. All proceeds earned from the event and volunteer work by the youth council, talented youth bands, and the many sponsors is earmarked for the Boys and Girls Club.
The cost of admission is $5.00 and will collected at the door.
The slate of performers at this year’s Jam Fest are all newcomers to this concert series and will be profiled in next week’s edition of the Messenger. Jam Fest 2010 will feature Red Carpet Alibi, Last Call, Wednesday With Reda, and Gaston Avenue.
According to Cairo Youth Council Director Nola Daughtry, several CYC students are currently volunteering their time mentoring at the Boys and Girls Club of Cairo/Grady County, and noted, the council “voted unanimously to donate all of the proceeds from this year’s Jam Fest to this respectful organization.”
Daughtry says the event will be well supervised by adults and local law enforcement officials. She recalls that last year’s event drew over 243 concert-goers but this year the youth council has set a goal to increase attendance to 400.
The Cairo Youth Council’s purpose is to serve as a role model for the youth of Grady County, “directing leadership skills and strategies to help out in ways to better our community. The Jam Fest 2010 is one of the activities our youth contribute to our community and for such a wonderful cause,” says Daughtry.
The CYC students’ goals are: to commit to participate and encourage others to participate in the community, to increase academic success and commitment to school, to reduce teen pregnancy, use of drugs, and the spreading of STD’s, to reduce juvenile crime, develop and initiate projects and activities for the common good of the community, and serve as peer mentors. Cairo High School teacher, Mrs. Lisa LeGette, and Nola Daughtry, director of the Grady County Children and Youth Coordinating Council serve as sponsors and advisors.