2014-04-02 / Front Page

Spring Music Fest

Exchange Club rolls out Saturday night beach music
By Elizabeth Billips

It’s the biggest beach party in Burke County.

This Saturday night, it’s on at the Waynesboro Exchange Club Fairgrounds where the Swingin’ Medallions, The Tams and Keith Gregory will be cranking out favorites.

“It’s always great fun,” Exchange Club member Danny Bonnell said of the fourth annual event. “And the great thing is you can bring your own cooler with a picnic and drinks and don’t have to pay outrageous prices.”

This year, the local club partnered with William Mizell Ford and the Ponderosa Trading Company for the family oriented event.

With each ticket purchase, the club will be able to give more freely to a slate of community projects.

“We give all the money away,” club member Bob Mallard said, noting that last year alone the Exchange Club awarded $9,000 in scholarships to local students – not to mention financial support to a number of events and programs including Mad Anthony’s Big Boom fireworks show, Wimberly House Ministries and the Waynesboro-Burke Concert series.

While the annual Exchange Club Fair has long been the members’ go-to for all that funding, the Spring Music Fest was established to generate more cash to invest in hometown causes.

“We added this event so we can do even more,” Mallard said.

GET YOUR TICKET

Saturday, April 5
Gates open 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.
Exchange Club Fairgrounds, Manau Lane, Waynesboro
Tickets: $25 at the gate or $20 at www.etix
Tent spaces and reserved parking also available
Concessions sold on-site by Del-Mac

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