High School to host Warwick Farm Aid on Sept. 25 to benefit farmers

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:17

    Warwick — In response to the catastrophic losses local farmers have suffered in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, Warwick Valley High School will host Farm Aid on Sunday, Sept. 25. Organizers hope to raise at least $25,000; School Superintendent Dr. Raymond Bryant said he hopes to make the goal of $50,000. All proceeds will go directly to the farmers. The event begins at 1 p.m., and runs until 9 p.m. Local musicians include Nuts in a Blender, Some Guys and a Broad, Tangent, and Free Shrimp band; singer E’lissa Jones will be among the featured performers. There will also be free activities for children, such as face painting, and local farmer Cheryl Rogowski will discuss the importance of farming to the local community. Radio station WTBQ (1110 AM/93.5 FM) will carry the event live. You may purchase tickets at the Florida and Warwick farmers’ markets, as well as at several local merchants, including Style Counsel, Yesterday’s, Peck’s Liquors, La Petite Cuisine, Newhard’s, Frazzleberries and Etched in Time, as well as at the Rogowski Farm, among others, or go to www.warwickfarmaid.com . Donate now The following information comes from the warwickfarmaid.com Web site: To make a tax-deductible charitable donation to support this cause, please make out a check payable to “Community 2000” (a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization), put “Farm Aid 2011” as a notation in the memo line and mail it to: Community 2000, Inc., PO Box 1270, Warwick, NY 10990. Concert ticket purchases and non-tax-deductible contributions can be made via credit card online at the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce Web site. Although the credit card payments through the Chamber Web site are not tax-deductible, 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to benefit the local farmers because the chamber will absorb the costs associated with credit card processing of your contributions.