Billtown Blues celebrates donation

PHOTO PROVIDED From left, are, standing, Tracie Witter, Bonnie Tallman, Charlie Lockard, Tom Butler, Dave Strickler, Rick Kneedler, Jared Mondell, Carla Strosser, Chris Kulp; and seated, Ken Minteer. Susan Braster, Lori Butler, Bernie Strosser, Teri MacBride, Steve Guattery.

WILLIAMSPORT –During a recent board meeting of the Billtown Blues Association, the members shared their appreciation to the PPL Foundation for its recent sustaining grant of $7,500.

The funds were used to help expand the Association’s annual Bluesfest to a three-day event and helped to cover additional expenses such as security and audio and lighting engineers.

The Billtown Blues Association is celebrating its 31st year of existence and during the meeting, the 10-member volunteer board showed PPL Regional Affairs Director, Tracie Witter past posters from festivals as well as a front page story from a 1990 Grit article about the first annual Bluesfest.

The PPL Foundation promotes the development of sustainable communities. As a keystone in each of the communities they serve, the PPL Foundation contributes millions of dollars annually, partnering with nonprofit organizations working in education and sustainable communities.

Founded in 1990, the Billtown Blues Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501 c3 organization dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents to experience blues music; producing quality performance opportunities for national, regional and local artists who have a devoted interest in this music; and preserving blues music as a valued American art form by educating interested members and non-members about the Blues.


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