Despite the stormy weather, it was another record setting year for Hoodstock, United Cerebral Palsy of Central Mayrland’s (UCP-CM) annual acoustic music festival, raising more than $60,000 for UCP-CM’s programs and services dedicated to those with disabilities. More than 300 people attended Hoodstock IX on Saturday, September 8 at the B&O Railroad Museum.
Featuring music from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, this year’s event seemed to have more people dancing and smiling than ever before thanks to the outstanding performances by 4andO (www.4andO.com) , Hanover Blue (www.hanoverblue.com), Gumboot, and Roger “the Blues” Frisky.
What began as a few friends having a party in a garage has grown into one of UCP-CM’s favorite fund and friend-rasiser events. It takes a lot of time and energy to produce Hoodstock and UCP-CM would especially like to thank the event’s producers including Jennifer and Russ Causey, Gracie and Larry Musher, Darlene Miller, and Nick Richardson who worked so very hard to make Hoodstock happen. A big thank you also goes out to all those who attended, the event volunteers, and the whopping 65 sponsors without whose support the event would not have been possible.
Hoodstock X is already on the books for Saturday, September 21 so mark your calendars now!
Special congratulations also goes out to Russ Causey, who was nominated by UCP-CM for an AFP Unsung Hero award and was selected to receive this prestigious honor. Russ was honored at AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 16.