Lions mak­ing plans for 36th Bay Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

Record Observer - - News - By DAN TABLER

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.

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