The third annual Honey Brook Music Fest raised funds for the Honey Brook Food Pantry at the Honeybrook Golf Club on Aug. 18 from 4-10 p.m.

"It was our third annual event and for a $20 ticket, combined great food, great music and a donation to a great cause, helping the food insecure neighbors in the Honey Brook area," said Ken Ross, Board Chairman, Honey Brook Food Pantry.

Live music was performed by Matt Subers; acoustic pop by Joe Waterloo; country by Sam Schmidthuber; folk, rock and blues by Rosewood Trio; and rock by Larry Roney Band and Friends.

"Since the weather forecast was quite threatening, we moved the event under cover but still drew 235 attendees," said Ross. "The feedback on the event was excellent, most claiming it was the best of the four we have held. Over 75 people were out dancing to Larry Roney's two encore numbers, well beyond 10 p.m."

Ross reported that the Honey Brook Food Pantry earned about $5,000 for the night, which will begin to fund its holiday distributions, which last year served nearly 450 families and 1,400 people over the course of three serving sessions.

"The Music Fest also provides a great opportunity for awareness raising about the hunger challenge in the community," said Ross.

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Lisa Mitchell is an editor for Berks-Mont Newspapers, covering news and events in the Northeast Berks County area.

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