Start Date: Dec. 08, 2012
DUKE MASON BAND FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Time: 7:00 PM
THE DUKE MASON BAND TO PERFORM FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT TO HELP AREA CHILDREN
Saturday, December 8
Carthage Memorial Hall
THE 5th ANNUAL STEVE BENJAMIN MEMORIAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Bring the family and join the Duke Mason Band for a evening filled with your favorite Christmas music!
NO TICKET NEEDED!
We only ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy or make a donation.
100% of the toys and donations will be given to the Carthage Police Department. The Duke Mason Band pays all expenses for this concert, so ALL donations go to the Carthage Police Department's Christmas Party for Kids.
For several years, the Duke Mason Band has been involved in helping the Carthage Police Department provide toys to area children who may not otherwise receive a Christmas present. 5 years ago, the band decided to perform an annual Christmas concert for the sole purpose of giving back. The concert is named in memory of Duke's father-in-law. Steve Benjamin was a well-known figure in the community. He was especially known for his love of Christmas. For many years, he would host “Christmas Open House” at his home. Visitors from all over the 4-state area would come and tour his vast collection of Christmas decorations and memorabilia. The collection filled the entire basement of his house! Area schools often took field trips to show the students the beautiful Christmas collection. Now, part of this special Christmas collection will decorate the stage at the concert held in his memory.
(The Carthage Police department will host it's annual Children's Christmas Party on December 15th, the Saturday following the Steve Benjamin Memorial Christmas Concert by The Duke Mason Band. For over thirty years, the Carthage Police Department has hosted this Christmas party for the children of some of Carthage's residents that are having difficult times due to economic reasons.)
Thank you for helping make possible a joyous Christmas for so many children!