Letter to the editor: Metal bands and fans help raise money for Relay

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By The Staff

If you have not seen or heard of the local event that took place April 23, it was a charity event entitled Scream the Cure.  

This charity concert with hard core bands (metal) raised money for our local chapter of Relay for Life. 

Bands from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio came to Owen County free of charge and performed from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. to help raise money for cancer patients all across the U.S. 

I started throwing this event mid-summer of 2009, this being the second year for the event, with a vision of mixing charity and a concert together for a good cause as well as giving young people something to do rather than roam the streets.

We raised a total of $600, which is double what we raised at last year’s event.  Every penny goes to Relay for Life. 

With help from so many, I’d like to take a few minutes to thank and recognize everyone who made this event possible: Owen County Fair Board, for free use of the building, Owen County High School, for the portable stage, Midwest Kamikaze Disco from Dry Ridge for providing free professional sound, Icon Productions from Indiana for creating the flyers, and Zach Cummins, an artist from Cincinnati for making the backdrop. Most of all, I would like to thank the bands that came and played for free: As The Sky Burns from Indiana, Arm The Masses from Cincinnati, Ohio, This Seasons Color from Lexington, When Cities Decay from Indiana, and So Says I from Carrollton.

Thanks as well to Owenton’s Hometown Pizza for providing the pizza for us to sell. A big thanks to EPOCH Fellowship youth for working the door, selling T-shirts and food, and their tremendous support.

 A huge thanks to everyone who came out to support a great cause, even if you didn’t head bang or dance.

I plan to throw Scream the Cure again next year.  Hopefully, it will be bigger and better than this years.  My goal is to raise $1,000 at next year’s event to help fight cancer. 

Hope to see you there!