Community & Primary Health Care (CPHC) to host an afternoon of country music, featuring five local, and well known country performers.
Athens – CPHC has designated the afternoon of Aug. 26th for an outdoor country music event, featuring five local country singers who will perform outside on the school grounds of Pineview Public School – located at 8 George St. in Athens.
Country in the Park is a CPHC charity event Performances by Craig Curtis, Angie Halladay, Jordy Jackson and Ron & Joy Edgley are sure to make for an enjoyable afternoon. The Athens Lions Club will be donating their services hosting a bar for the event, while the Athens Fire Dept. will be donating their time hosting the barbeque. All proceeds from the bar and BBQ will be designated to CPHC.
“Being from Athens and working for a charity, I always thought a great fundraiser would be, an old time country event in a little farm town.” says CPHC’s Fundraising Developer Crystal Sled. “I knew right away that I had to ask Craig Curtis; he is an Athens hometown boy and everybody loves hearing Craig sing. Then I kept hearing about this Jordy Jackson who is a local boy from the Westport/Jones’ Falls area with lots of talent. Angie Halladay is also an Athens/Delta girl; the first time I heard her sing, we were sitting around a campfire and I thought, boy can she sing. My co-worker, Joy Edgeley and her husband Ron are also known as great country singers and given that Joy works for CPHC, it was a perfect fit to ask them to perform.”
Event details… the gates will open at 10:00am, with performances starting at 11:00 am. The event will end around 4:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs/blankets to sit on, and perhaps a small umbrella for shade. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at CPHC Brockville (613)342-3693 ext. 2072, Portland (613)272-8014 or Athens (613)924-1629, Elgin Street Garage (Athens), or by contacting Pam Shaver at (613)802-4632.
CPHC has been providing strength, hope, and empowerment to seniors for over 100 years. Whether it’s you, your neighbor, a family member or a friend, at some point in your life, you or someone you know will benefit from at least one of the many programs that CPHC delivers throughout Lanark, Leeds & Grenville. Some of those programs are…Exercise and Fall Prevention classes, Meals On Wheels (hot and frozen meals), transportation to medical appointments and other essential services, Personal Support Worker visits providing Respite Care, Diners Club’s, Foot Care, Adult Day Program, and Lifeline personal security monitoring. CPHC’s mandate is to provide services that enable seniors to live in their own homes and communities for as long and healthy as possible while maintaining their safety with independence and dignity.
“We are just ecstatic to be hosting a new event like this in one of our rural communities”, says Rose Nichol, Executive Director for CPHC. “We have such talented performers and I am absolutely amazed by this town. The individuals and groups such as the Lions Club and Fire Dept. that have stepped right in to help CPHC, is unbelievable. I’m very confident that Country in the Park will be a huge success for CPHC!”