Veterans to be Honored at NRCC’s Old-time and Bluegrass Music ConcertBy Pam Linkous • Nov 4th, 2009 • Category: Campus News
The Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club at New River Community College will host a free concert on Saturday, November 14. The concert will showcase performances from bluegrass performers John Viers and Friends, from Hiwassee, along with Zephyr Lightning Bolts, a North Carolina-based old-time band.
The evening’s events will also include a Veteran’s Day observance. Nearly 100 Vietnam veterans from the Narrows, Radford, and Pulaski VFW posts will be honored for their service. There will also be a special tribute to Vietnam POW, Julius Long, who recently passed away. All the veterans in attendance will be recognized for their services, as well.
The concert will be held in Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission to the concert is free; however, donations will be accepted to help cover band expenses.
The college hosts monthly bluegrass and old-time concerts October though April. Corporate sponsors of the event include CVS Pharmacy, Dublin; Fine Arts Center for the NRV; King’s Tire Service, Pulaski; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.; Shoney’s Restaurant, Dublin; Trader’s Emporium & Estate Jewelry Services, Dublin; WNRV Radio, Narrows; and WPSK Radio, Pulaski.
Additional information is available at 674-3600, ext. 4307, or nr.edu/fiddle.
About Pam Linkous:
Editor of my high school newspaper back when papers were carved into stone tablets and delivered by oxen, I now spend my days unraveling the mysteries of Blackboard (like, you mean my instructor has my paper NOW...I just accidently pressed enter....oh noooooo) and trying to understand how textbooks today cost more than tuition did when I went to college the first time. Despite needing several more hours per day to get everything done (who do I e-mail, Facebook, blog about that?), I still love to write and am willing to take on assignments that do not require staying up past my bedtime.
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