10th Annual Bluegrass and BBQ New York Benefit
for the
Appalachian Community Fund

Join us in Celebrating and Strengthening Work for Social Justice
in Central Appalachia with Bluegrass and BBQ at the
10th Annual New York City Benefit

And help us honor Scott Widmeyer as we present him with The National Appalachian Hero Award not only for his support of ACF, but also for his commitment to educational development in his home state of West Virginia.

October 16, 2014
6:30 PM to 9 PM

The Sky Lounge
635 West 42nd Street
New York, New York

Tickets are $80 per person
Young Professionals Under 30: $30 per person

BBQ and all the fixin's will be served.
Featuring music by Hope DeBates & North Forty.

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To Charge by Phone or for More Information:
Please call 865.523.5783

Major support for the Appalachian Community Fund's General Grantmaking Program comes from The New York Community Trust.


Song Catcher $2,500

Scott Eckas
Ross Hamachek

Root Digger $1,000

Ron Ansin
Victoria Clarke
Scott Widmeyer and Alan Yount

Fiddler $500

Martha Brantley
Peter Finn
Kevin Jennings & Jeff Davis
Geri Mannion
Tory Mast and Leander LeSure
Stevenson Munro and Sean Kelly

Quilter $250

Michael Hirschhorn and Jimena Martinez
Tom Sabroe
David Sherman
Stephen Skinner
Loretta Ucelli
John Wells
Bruce Whipple and Michael Ward
West Virginia University, Reed College of Media

Host Committee

Martha Brantley
Scott Eckas
Peter Finn
Ross Hamachek
Tory Mast and Leander LeSure
Dena Merriam
Emily Roof
David Salisbury
R. David Smith
Brandon Thomas
Loretta Ucelli
John Wells
Bruce Whipple
Scott Widmeyer and Alan Yount

Founding Hosts

Kevin Jennings and Jeff Davis