[StBernard] Free Music Benefit for the Community Center of St Bernard

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Apr 12 08:12:48 EDT 2011

On April 20, 2011, the Community Center of St. Bernard will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary with a live music fundraiser upstairs at The Maison, 508 Frenchmen Street. This "5 Years of Caring" benefit will start at 8 PM and will feature performances by the New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings and the Mike Hood Band. David and Roselyn will also be on hand to emcee and keep the music playing!

There is no cover for the event, which will benefit the nonprofit Community Center of St Bernard. Since its founding in 2006, the Community Center has developed into a major resource provider for residents in St Bernard Parish and the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans who are struggling to recover from the devastation of hurricane Katrina and more recently, the Gulf Oil Spill.

Serving more than 5,300 clients every year, the Community Center of St. Bernard is a "one-stop shop" for wide range of essential services including a public computer lab, food pantry, clothing bank, financial literacy training, and computer classes. The Center also serves as a host site for additional social service organizations such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the Red Cross, St Anna's Medical Mission, and more.

The "5 Years of Caring" celebration will help raise awareness about the Center's mission as well as provide an opportunity for music lovers to enjoy a great night of free performances. Door prizes will be offered throughout the evening, and the Center will also have a variety of items for sale including postcards and bumper stickers.

Also available for purchase will be a commemorative "5 Years of Caring" CD featuring 6 music tracks generously donated by acclaimed New Orleans musicians Mike Hood, Bonerama, Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, Margie Perez, New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings, and Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All Stars. As a bonus, the CD also includes an award-winning documentary video about the Community Center which took 2nd place at the 2011 Pelican d'Or Film Festival.
The CD can also be ordered online at www.ccstb.org/commevents

For more information about the "5 Years of Caring" fundraiser, including how make a donation or become a sponsoring partner, please contact the Community Center of St. Bernard at 504.281.2512 or via e-mail : info at ccstb.org

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