Bob Stannard and Dangerous Bluesmen Will Do ‘Ski for Heat’ Concert
With snow in the forecast, funding cuts in the headlines and uncertain oil prices on the horizon, plans to help neighbors in need with heating fuel assistance are already in place. To start off the effort, back by popular demand, Downtown Bob Stannard and those Dangerous Bluesmen will once more take to the stage, providing a great evening of entertainment in support of a good cause. The Hot Blues for Cold Nights concert is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, at 7 p.m., at the Eagles Club on Routes 11 and 30 in Manchester, Vt. “This is an amazingly accomplished group of musicians who have played with or opened for some of the great names in the music industry. The talent and heart they bring make for an incredible performance. These guys are the best — they get together to play for this concert because they want to help and also because it’s always a good time for them and for us,” said Ski for Heat event founder Martha Robertson. The concert is being presented by Tyler Electric & Security in Dorset, Vt.
Concert proceeds go to Ski for Heat, the fundraiser whose proceeds go to help provide heating fuel assistance to families and individuals in the local community. This year’s Ski for Heat event is on Sunday, January 26. New this season, Ski for Heat has expanded to being a statewide event and will now offer alpine skiing and snowboarding, in addition to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as ways to participate. Robertson is working with Ski Vermont and the state’s five Community Action Agencies to make this effort achievable. “We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to help as many people as possible,” she said. “Funds raised will stay locally.”
Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru, Vt., the original Ski for Heat site, will again host the event. Owners Chuck and Tracy Black generously donate the use of their trails, waiving their trail fees, to participants in the event. Other local participating areas are Viking Ski Touring Center in Londonderry, Vt. and Stratton Mountain.
Clark’s Quality Foods in Londonderry is the title sponsor for Ski for Heat.
For information or to buy tickets, visit skiforheat.org or contact Martha Robertson at [email protected] or 802-779-2227. The suggested donation is $20; people are asked to make a donation at whatever level is comfortable for them. Tickets can also be purchased at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center or at the door.