Lions making plans for 36th Bay Music Festival
CENTREVILLE — Plans are under way for the 36th annual Bay Music Festival by the Centreville Lions Club to be held Saturday, June 10, at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park, outside Centreville.
The service club, now observing its 70th year since it was formed on April 22, 1947, by the Queenstown Lions Club, which is the oldest Lions Club in the county. Lions International will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at the annual convention to held June 30 to July 4 in Chicago.
A number of bands and musical organizations are being lined up for the 36th festival, scheduled to run 1 to 9 p.m. at the 4-H Park. It is believed to be the oldest continuing running music festival on the Eastern Shore.
Twaun Oakes, general chairman of the festival, is planning a number of bands playing for adults and more musical entertainment for young children during the day.
Club President Brent Carroll explains the music festival is the club’s major fundraiser for many charitable projects undertaken by members over the years which include: eye exams and eyeglasses for needy individuals, vision screening programs, scholarships to Chesapeake College for deser ving students; also donations to Low Vision Research Center, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Wilmer Eye Clinic.
The club has specially marked boxes around town to collect your old and used eyeglasses, which are recycled and used nationally and around the world.