On Saturday, April 18th, Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) teamed up with Will Read and Sing For Food for an evening of entertainment that raised $1,625 to benefit JETT’s community outreach efforts. JETT was founded in 2013 to bring JASPER Associates together in order to learn more about philanthropy, and to have a greater impact on local communities.
Will Read & Sing For Food players Kyle Lueken, Scott Saalman, Debbie Schuetter, Angie Mayfield, Megan Gatwood and Carley Knapp were joined by special guest musician Jason Wilber for an event that rocked JASPER’s new Power Drive location. The approximately 125 attendees had the opportunity to see the new facility, listen to some amazing live music and hear some humorous essay readings, all while supporting a great organization.Wilber, a native Hoosier and lead guitarist for Grammy Award-winning legend, John Prine, played several of his songs while also sharing stories of his Indiana roots, travel around the world and insight of how many of his songs were born. The local Will Read and Sing For Food players covered a variety of popular songs, mixed with some of their original pieces, and rounded it out with some heartfelt and humorous readings.
This event marked the 61st for Will Read and Sing For Food and was the second largest collected amount for one of their events. Since 2011, Will Read and Sing For Food has raised over $42,000 for various community causes in and around Dubois County, including: Community Food Bank; Dubois County Community Foundation community grant giving; Anderson Woods; Tri-Cap; Paul Michael Ash Endowment for Music and the Arts; local libraries; Catholic Charities; Shared Abundance; Psi Iota Xi; Crisis Connection; Dubois County Humane Society, Ferdinand Folk Fest, Habitat For Humanity and Hands in Hands Belize immersion trip.