The Chance Harman Memorial Fund received $600 raised by the raffle of a Fender acoustic guitar during this year’s Bluegrass & BBQ Festival held at Chantilly Farm over Memorial Day weekend.
Each year, bluegrass music lovers from far and wide kick off their summer season by traveling to Floyd to attend the two-day festival. Touted to be one of the best festivals of its kind in the region, organizers are constantly looking for new ways to partner with local businesses who have an interest in making a difference in their communities.
Ed Bridge of Bridge-Kaldro Music, a full line music store and lesson studio in Christiansburg, generously supported the festival by donating a brand new acoustic guitar to be used in a charity donation drive. Festival goers were happy to participate in the raffle, hoping to win the grand prize and support a good cause.
Chance Harman is a name well known in the area of Floyd County where the festival was held. Harmon was a young boy who lost his battle with a rare form of cancer in 2007. Since that time an extraordinary amount of funds have been donated in his memory to cancer centers, toward research initiatives, and for educational scholarships.
Chance’s family members received the donation in his honor.
It is hoped that by the generosity of Bridge-Kaldro Music, and by the partnership of Chantilly Farm and the Chance Harman Memorial Fund, that citizens of the region will make continued efforts to learn more about Chance Harman Memorial Fund and the disease it’s fighting against.
Visit the following websites to learn more: www.bridgekaldromusic.com www.chanceharman.org www.chantillyfarm.com