My husband and I attended Jonesfest in Kennan, WI this last Saturday night. This is the perfect example of a few making a difference for many. The event was put together by people who simply love to perform and saw a need. It is no secret that our rural schools here in northern Wisconsin are suffering as I’m sure rural schools are across the country.
Local bands performed in front of a cabin free of charge to a crowd of about 400 (I’m guessing), served food for a donation and sold beverages. Several raffles took place as well. The generosity of people was amazing as was the talent displayed.
As I sat there on my lawn chair under the stars, white lights hanging from the trees, a bonfire lighting the night from beyond, and the rousing strains of fiddles and guitars filling my ears, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect country night.
And the best part – all proceeds went to the Phillips School Districts music department.