less than 2 days to go…Local Band Teams with HACAP to Feed the Hungry

The Linn County Fair is proud to have the band AirWaves performing at the fair this year. Not only do they have great musical talent, they also stand for a cause. The AirWaves is partnering with HACAP to help feed the hungry and you can help with this mission. They will be performing at the fair on Friday, June 29th at 5:30pm in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment Tent. They are encouraging people to bring food donations with them to help them collect food items for our local food pantry.
To check out the band go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/AirWaves/226458107432926 or their website http://www.givingforaliving.com/.
Official Press Release:
 Now that fewer donations and greater demand have reduced the surplus at area food pantries, a local band, working with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is making music as a way to create awareness of the problem and to help make sure Iowa families don’t go hungry.

Airwaves is a newly formed pop-rock band based in Cedar Rapids that has dedicated their summer to playing at fairs and other town-sponsored events around Eastern Iowa. They will be donating their time so that all proceeds and food supplies generated can help replenish Iowa food pantries. Jonathan Dyrland, the new choir director at Marion High School is lead vocalist, while wife, Meegan, sings back-up . The other five band members include Harrison Hixson on bass. Guitarists are Mike Davis and Adam Calcara, formerly with Greenbrier. Brett Calcara
plays drums and Tim Calcara on keys.

They cover some of the most popular music of the last 30 years featuring such artists as Rascal Flatts, U2, Daughtry and the Doobie Brothers. The band will have containers available at their shows this summer and they’re asking that people bring non-perishable food items for donation. Cash gifts of any amount are also encouraged and all proceeds will go to help area organizations feed the hungry. Airwaves will be performing at the Linn County Fair on Friday, June 29th at 5:30pm in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment Tent.

More information about the food shortage in Iowa can be found at www.givingforaliving.com or www.hacap.org.

Amanda Pieper
HACAP Food Reservoir


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