Hamlin Music Fest Fundraiser to Support Burn Program at Strong Memorial Hospital

September 19, 2008

Back-to-back bands will provide non-stop music from 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Firemen’s Field in Hamlin to raise money for the Burn Program at Strong Memorial Hospital.

This is the Music Fest’s fourth year and more than 2,000 people are expected to rock around the clock to the music of eight local bands continuously playing on two stages. Some of the bands scheduled to appear are Swamp Moose, Cactus Soul, This A.M. Static, Emerald City, and Julie Dunlop with High Maintenance.

In addition to the music, the Hamlin Fire Department will be cooking up food available to purchase: Zweigle’s hots, pizza, sausage, burgers, drinks and beer. There will also be raffles between sets, games and more. Some of the raffle prizes include dinner certificates, massages, pedicures, and spa treatments for your dog.

Admission to the Music Fest is $5 per adult. Children twelve and under will be admitted free. Advance sale tickets are available by contacting Steve Lauth or Ginger Eller.  All proceeds will go to support the Burn Program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Last year, the Music Fest raised $3,200, and organizers expect to top that figure substantially this year to support the programs and services at the Burn Program.

Event founder and organizer Steve Lauth said, “We are looking forward to growing this event into one of Hamlin’s biggest and best family-friendly festivals and to contribute to a good cause at the same time. We can’t think of a better recipient than the Burn Program at Strong. There are so many young kids and teens who have been badly burned, and the Burn Program at Strong is the best place to go; we know they’re in good hands when they go there. We hope everyone will come out and join us and the Hamlin Fire Department to have a good time and raise some money for this life changing program."

The Burn Program at Strong Memorial Hospital is the only Level One Regional Trauma Center in the area and is the state’s largest and most modern trauma and burn facility outside of New York City, providing comprehensive burn care to patients of all ages from the time of acute injury through long-term rehabilitation.

Firemen’s Field is located at 1503 Lake Road, Hamlin, NY. For more information please visit the Music Fest or the Hamlin Fire Department.# # #

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