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Upcountry Music for Youth Benefit Concert in Moke Hill

MEDIA RELEASE #1 FROM Friends of Rail Road Flat School (Contact: Penny West

EVENT DATE: Friday, December 8, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

LOCATION: Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, Main Street

Give the Gift of Music to Local Kids December 8

The sixth annual Upcountry Music for Youth holiday concert to benefit the
music programs of Rail Road Flat, West Point and Mokelumne Hill elementary
schools will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Friday, December 8 at
Mokelumne Hill Hall Town Hall. This benefit is always the weekend of Moke
Hill’s Open House (on Sunday) and makes for a complete Happy Holidays

Once again, Los Angeles-based musician Drew Phillips and his band are
playing and helping to organize the rest of the entertainment which will
include a variety of local, as well as upcoming young musicians. Tickets
will be sold at the door: $10 for adults; $5 for those younger than 12.
Admission includes dinner during intermission of a variety of soups,
chowders and stews, salads and bread. The Bake Sale and Auction is always
popular, as is the no-host wine and beer bar.

In past years, proceeds of the event have enabled the three schools to
purchase and maintain instruments, and to pay for music assemblies and music
lessons. The total funds dispersed to 3 schools for their Music Programs
over five years has been $9,32l.87 The schools are also seeking donations of
old or unused instruments, which are tax-deductible. Everyone welcome. Give
the gift of music to your community schools. For more information call

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