Blues and Brews to benefit B&GC

By: 
DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

Fans of the blues will have the perfect opportunity to enjoy some great music while helping young people in the West Point Community.
Blues and Brews will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. with live music from 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Ritz. In addition to the sounds of State of Shade, the Bonfire Boys and Artistik, a $40 ticket will include food provided by local businesses, craft beer, wine or non-alcoholic choices. It will be a night with something for everyone.
"We had thought about expanding out on Commerce Street," Nadia Colom, director of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle, said. "But we will keep the event at the Ritz. It is going to be a lot of fun for those 21 and older."

According to Colom, the Boys & Girls Clubs allow young people to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens.
"We do that by providing quality youth development programs," Colom said. "We offer them after school and during the summer while school is out. We want to offer our young people something to do."
Many people have complained West Point has nothing for young people to do. Colom is working hard to do just that.
"This is an easy solution to that problem." Colom said. "We can sit and complain or we can get up and do something. Fundraisers like Blues and Brews, enable us to provide that 'something' for our youth to do."

The Boys & Girls Club of West Point is going into its second year. Colom said so far it has served approximately 275 children, just here in West Point. The program is successful but it needs help from the community. Buy a ticket, or two, have some great food, some craft beer and wine and listen to some blues.
For more information call 662-418-7285 or email colom@bgcgoldentri.org.

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