First Posted: 9/16/2009
DOBSON A Bluegrass Music Festival and Wingfest will be held this Saturday at Fisher River Park to benefit Camp E-Mun-Talee, a not-for-profit camp that provides services for at-risk and high-risk youth and their families.
Kathi Grenough, the camps director, said last year the camp raised $7,000 to help pay for the operations at the camp, supplies for trips and education supplies. The camp helps at-risk boys 10- to 17-years old.
The focus is for them to improve their behavior so that they can return to their homes, their schools and communities and be successful. We help with issues such as anger management, decision making, problem solving, communication, showing respect for authority, having positive peer interaction and work with them on their education.
There is a $5 entrance fee to the Wingfest. Four bands performing include Hickory Flats, Double Overtime, The Foothills Band and the Round Peak Ramblers.
There will also be a silent auction which includes prizes such as a carport from Carolina Carports; Dollywood tickets; a personal plane ride by Dr. Steve Button to the beach for lunch; wood carvings; and gift certificates for local businesses and restaurants.
In addition to chicken wings, there will be hot dogs, fried pies, ice cream and soft drinks for sale.
Camp E-Mun-Talee of Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. is one of five camps of its kind in North Carolina. Up to 60 boys can be served at one time. The typical stay is from 10 to 12 months. The camp is on a 900-acre nature conservancy in Lowgap and is an accredited school, so students there can transfer back to the their schools back home. The facility has a contract with the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency prevention.
For more information on the Jammin Wingfest or on Camp E-Mun-Talee, call 352-3111.
Contact Mondee Tilley at [email protected] or at 719-1930.