Music and more music will fill downtown Geneseo on Saturday, July 27.
There will be live music beginning at 4 p.m. in the outside back lot at Geneseo Brewing
Company, to the rear of the business at 102 South State St. The band, “Vinyl,” will be
featured from 5 to 7 p.m. and members of “50 Shades of Rock” will be in the limelight
from 8 to 11 p .m. The $10 gate fee will be divided with 50 percent given to Rebuilding Together –Henry County.
According to Jerrod Minnaert, GBC owner, the event “has a lot going as we want to
help Rebuilding Together because they do so much positive in our community in helping
others. Our opening band, ‘Vinyl,” includes Alex Durian, son of Scott and Julie Durian,
and grandson of Steve Durian, one of the founders of Rebuilding Together 25 years ago.
We also want the community to meet GBC’s new head brewer, Glenn Cole, and the event
marks the fourth year anniversary of GBC.”
Sarah Snyder, executive director of Rebuilding Together – Henry County, expressed
her appreciation for GBC’s support, and said, “Over the past 25 years, Rebuilding
Together has relied on borrowed or inadequate space to serve our homeowners in need.
We are planning to build a facility in Atkinson to sustain and grow the organization and
are grateful for all financial support we receive in our effort to serve others. “The event
at GBC will help raise funds for our building fund campaign.”
Snyder said the group has installed 197 wheel chair ramps to date with the majority of
those being built in the last five years.
“Currently, we have three programs that serve homeowners in Henry County - home
repairs, safe at home/wheel chair ramps and fire safety equipment installations,” she said.
“Once we are in our new building, a fourth program will be added. There is a great need
for durable equipment that can be loaned out to individuals in need. This type of
equipment includes walkers, wheel chairs and commodes and will be loaned out to those
in need of such equipment.”
“We are excited to help our senior population live in safe and healthy homes, this is just
another way we can serve this growing population,” she said.