City of Hagerstown Advisory: Utility Relief Benefit Concert

City of Hagerstown Advisory
Utility Relief Benefit Concert

Hagerstown, MD (November 20, 2007)- The City of Hagerstown proudly announces the first annual Utility Relief Benefit Concert to be held on December 20, 2007 at 7:30pm at the Maryland Theatre. Spearheaded by Councilmember Alesia Parson-McBean, the goal of the Utility Relief Benefit Concert is to raise awareness of utility concerns while raising funds for those residents within City limits and Washington County who need financial assistance and support for the increasing costs of utility bills. The proceeds from this benefit would not be limited in distribution to those who meet a certain criteria or income status, rather money will be available to all those who struggle to meet their needs. This program is intended maximize the assistance given to help everyone indiscriminately, with the increasing number of individuals experiencing difficulty affording the increases in utility costs. The top underwriter of the event is the Hagerstown Professional Firefighters - Local 1605.
Performing at the concert will be the internationally renowned opera singer, Mr. William Clarence Marshall III, who will perform at the Maryland Theatre along with local schools' choral groups. Councilmember Parson-McBean would like to reach out to children and adults alike, and hopes that while benefitting parents it will benefit their children as well by giving them an inspirational performer who proves that kids with artistic dreams can be successful and excel if they choose to cultivate their art.
More information will be available in the upcoming weeks. For more information individuals may call 301-739-8577 x116.