Education is the most effective tool that we have in fighting substance abuse and addiction. By offering our assistance wherever and whenever we can, we hope to show our teens and young adults that there is a promising future for them.
Mendon, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2015
On Saturday, May 30th, 2015, the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, IL was the home of the 2nd Annual “Music With A Mission” concert to benefit local schools of Mendon and Quincy. The concert was held with the purpose of raising money that will provide financial assistance for the underfunded education systems in the local communities.
Per Wickstrom, the founder and CEO of Best Drug Rehabilitation, returned as a leading sponsor of this event, helping to promote and encourage music and arts in the education of tomorrow’s leaders.
“Community outreach has always been, and will remain, one of the top priorities of Best Drug Rehabilitation,” Wickstrom commented after the event. “Education is the most effective tool that we have in fighting substance abuse and addiction. By offering our assistance wherever and whenever we can, we hope to show our teens and young adults that there is a promising future for them, and that there are healthy and positive alternatives to using drugs and alcohol. The ‘Music With A Mission’ concert is just one way that we can provide the support necessary to give our youth an optimistic view of the future.”
With a lineup that boasted a variety of contemporary country-rock stars, including the Cadillac Three, Trailer Choir, Highway Run, and Madd Hoss Jackson, among others, the “Music With A Mission” event raised thousands of dollars for the local school system to supplement a loss in funding for music and art programs that the district has seen over the past few years. “Big Vinny” Hickerson of Trailer Choir, one of the leading organizers behind the concert, wanted to find a way to provide assistance for the struggling education system in the area that took a step away from traditional fundraising methods, such as a candy or bake sale, or a raffle. Per Wickstrom and Best Drug Rehabilitation were honored to once again have a role in supporting this event.
Hundreds of people attended the event, packing the Show Barn where the concert was moved to avoid the less than ideal conditions caused by rain over the previous few days that had turned much of the Adams County Fairgrounds into a mud pit. Spirits were not dampened by the weather, however, as the concertgoers and performers alike enjoyed a fun-filled night of good music and good company, and all for a very good cause.