Jam for Krista set for Sept. 6

The Second Annual Jam for Krista fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the Reading Liederkranz. Money from the fundraiser benefits the Krist Staudt Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to Berks County high school seniors who have overcome a medical challenge and are continuing their education at a technical school, business school, junior college, or four year college. The fund is administered by the Berks County Community Foundation.

The afternoon will include food and drink provided by the Reading Liederkranz and music by seven bands or individuals who have generously donated their time and talents.

Here is the day’s schedule:

3:00 p.m. Gates Open

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3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Bloated Roadkill (host band) classic rock, blues rock, rockabilly

4:20 to 5:00 p.m. Chord/Discord (acoustic) alternative rock, ska, reggae, prog. rock

5:05 to 5:45 p.m. Rod Miller (acoustic guitar) modern rock

5:50 to 6:35 p.m. Cloud Party (acoustic) original alternative rock

6:40 to 7:20 p.m. John Smith (acoustic guitar and piano) alternative rock

7:25 to 8:05 p.m. John (Ribeye) Reinkemeyer (acoustic) classic and original rock

8:10 to 8:45 p.m. T.J. Allen Wink (acoustic guitar) alternative rock

8:50 to 9:30 p.m. Bloated Roadkill (host band) classic rock, blues rock, rockabilly.

A ten dollar admission fee will be charged for all adults. Students and children 15 years old or younger will be admitted free. All proceeds go to the Krista Staudt Memorial Fund. There will be auctions all day long for many outstanding items generously donated by local businesses.

Krista’s Story

At two years of age, Krista was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. The cancer went into remission, but she suffered from the effects of the treatment all through her life. Still, she graduated from Governor Mifflin High School and started course at Reading area Community College for child care. Her courage and determination were an inspiration to her friends and family. The cancer returned when she was twenty, and she lost her battle two days after her 22nd birthday. The fund was established in her memory.

For more information on Krista, the scholarship fund, or to donate, visit kristastaudt.org.

The event is listed on the Berks County Community Foundation website, bccf.org, under Upcoming events – Jam for Krista.

For more information contact us at staudty@ptdprolog.net or (610)775-­1720.