Conscious Party: Karaoke 4 a Cause

Image courtesy of VHVWNC

WHAT: Karaoke 4 a Cause

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m.-midnight

WHERE: Ben’s Tune Up, 195 Hilliard Ave.

WHY: In April 2013, Veterans Helping Veterans WNC embarked on their mission of reintegrating veterans into society.

“VHVWNC is an opportunity for us to get right what we got so very wrong as a country after Vietnam,” says Outreach Coordinator Timothy Sadler. “[We] want to roll out the red carpet for veterans to help them transition back into civilian life.”

At VHVWNC, veterans farm chickens, rabbits and vegetables with equipment donated by Asheville Urban Farms as part of a farm therapy and sustainable agriculture training program. The organization will build three duplex cabins in 2015, part of an initiative to provide housing for veterans in crisis, and helps veterans obtain benefit information, deal with family issues and acquire job skills in a variety of fields.

To help support the organization’s mission, Ben’s Tune Up and VHVWNC have partnered to present “Karaoke 4 a Cause,” a singing competition featuring Rolling Stones’ songs. Competitors will be judged by a panel of local celebrities and will be competing for a grand prize of a recording session at Echo Mountain Recording Studio, valued at $500.

“Get here early to reserve your song,” Sadler urges.

All proceeds from the event will go toward building the organization’s community center, which will hold its ribbon-cutting on November 11, 2014, which, appropriately enough, is Veteran’s Day. Noble Cider has also created a special surprise flavor that will be revealed at the event. Proceeds from the sale of the cider will also benefit VHVWNC.

For more information, contact Sadler at 458-9426 or timothy.s.sadler@gmail.com.

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