Thursday, June 2, 2011

Renaissance rocks for Del Couch Foundation

Musician Del Couch is one of those folks who is always doing something for somebody else.
Playing at a benefit.
Loaning his PA system to a school function.
Troubleshooting when somebody’s equipment goes on the fritz.
Saturday at Renaissance on 9th, it’s about Del Couch.
The Del Couch Musical Education Foundation, that is.
Working with schools and other civic organizations, it’s a new nonprofit designed to give youth a chance to explore and develop their musical talents.
The 6 p.m. foundation fundraiser ought to be a blast.
Alabama legend Jeff Cook & The Allstar Goodtime Band, the Billy Rice Band, Shaman, John Rinell, Colton Cason, Jacob Castro and foundation students will rock the Renaissance.
Call (941) 545-4379.
Or visit:

 Southeast senior Christopher Rees graduated with a perfect attendance record over 13 years, dating back to Moody Elementary and Lincoln Middle School.
He’ll attend Ringling School of the Arts or the Tampa Art Institute.
Props from parents Ron and Cindy and sister Catie.

Wildlife, Inc. holds its 11th annual blood drive fundraiser 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday at St. Bernard’s Church, 248 South Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
When you donate blood a private foundation will donate $100 to the Wildlife, Inc., so Gail and Ed Straight can continue their good work with God’s critters.
For details, call 778-7243 or email:

Elizabeth “Annie” Curry received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for the sixth time. The BRHS junior is active with the Manatee County Red Cross Youth Corps and was just elected chairman. She’s also in FFA, plays violin in the school orchestra and is with the 4H Udder Joy Dairy Goat Club.
Cheers from parents Rita and Jeff and sister Crystal.

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1 comment:

  1. The Del Couch Music Education Foundation event more than rocked - it was awesome! It was an almost mystical experience to see Del Couch and his Shaman Band, The Billy Rice Band, the nationally famous Jeff Cook of "Alabama" and the Foundation's "kids" - 19-year-old Colton Cason and 9-year-old Jacob Castro - jamming at the end of the evening while the dinner audience swayed their votive lights in tempo! And it seems that this is only the beginning of what the Del Couch Music Education Foundation will offer us and our youth in the near future.