David E. Baker Scholarship Trust 20th Annual Benefit
Come take note! The David E. Baker Scholarship Trust is thrilled to announce its Grand Finale 20th Annual Benefit on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at its new location, The Ribbon Mill in Carlisle. This year’s special festivities will feature performances by the organization’s scholarship recipients dating back all nineteen years, in addition to many professional musicians who volunteer their time to support education and music studies at the college level. The Trust is proud that graduates of the scholarship program now return as performing volunteers, using their talents to promote a new generation of professional, educated, and community-minded musicians.
Over nineteen years, the trust has awarded $152,000 in 85 scholarships, giving each student significant monetary support throughout the full undergraduate programs in which they are enrolled. This year scholarship recipients include Ajay Shughart of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia (1st-Year Recipient), Rebekah Vensel of Loyola University, New Orleans (1st-Year Recipient), Brooke Peterson of Mansfield University (2nd-Year Recipient), Kathryn Pedersen of Point Park University (3rd-Year Recipient), and Shannon Williams of Shenandoah University (4th –Year Recipient).
In addition to performances by past and present awardees, professional entertainers this year include Forrest Brown and Amy Simpson, Gary McCarren, Brad Bell, David Yinger, and a special appearance by Steve Morrison. Some acts boast past scholarship recipients as band members. This year we feature as our Special Guess Emcee Dennis Owens of ABC-27 News!
Contributors and guests at the benefit have the opportunity to win prizes and money through raffles and 50/50 drawings as well as a silent auction. Auction items this year include artwork, music-related items, collectibles, and gift certificates to complete your Christmas shopping lists! Raffle prizes include cash and a Grand Prize of a Jamaican Vacation offered by Ultra Tech Travel. All proceeds benefit the David E. Baker Scholarship Trust, an all-volunteer-staffed non-profit organization.
Please join the fun for $25, including all entertainment and the Italian Buffet Dinner. Cash bar. Tickets are available at the door, and doors open at 4pm. Come feed a starving artist – send a musician to school! And have fun in the process.