Mountain Jam Adds Led Zeppelin Tribute, Shares Daily Lineups

first_imgIt’s a big day for Mountain Jam fans, as the beloved Hunter Mountain festival has shared yet another major announcement. From June 2-5, Hunter, NY will host the 12th annual Mountain Jam, and now fans can know what to expect for each day of the music. The festival has not only shared their daily schedule, but they’ve also revealed one additional performance.At this year’s Mountain Jam, the band Train will perform the album Led Zeppelin II. The “Drops of Jupiter” band will dig into the Led Zeppelin catalog, pulling out hits like “Whole Lotta Love,” “What Is And What Should Never Be,” “Ramble On,” and more. Nice.Check out the full daily schedule below, and head here for more information.Mountain Jam Daily LineupsTHURSDAY, JUNE 2    Umphrey’s McGee    Train plays Led Zeppelin II    Marco Benevento & Superhuman Happiness: A Tribute to David Bowie    Donna The Buffalo    Cabinet    Wild Adriatic    Jane Lee HookerFRIDAY, JUNE 3    Wilco    Gov’t Mule    Jason Isbell    Courtney Barnett    Chris Robinson Brotherhood    The New Mastersounds (late night)    Nahko And Medicine For The People    Turkuaz    And The Kids    Love Canon    Marcus King Band    Copious Jones    Madaila    Suitcase Junket    The Movement    Upstate RubdownSATURDAY, JUNE 4    Beck    Thievery Corporation (late night)    Gary Clark Jr.    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats    Lettuce    Houndmouth    Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds    The Record Company    Son Little    Con Brio    Darlingside    The Paul Green Rock Academy    Ratboy Jr.SUNDAY, JUNE 5    The Avett Brothers    Brandi Carlile    Michael Franti & Spearhead    Third World    The London Souls    The Ballroom Thieves with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra    Quilt    Elijah Wolf    Scott Sharrard    The Paul Green Rock Academy    Bari Koral’s Yogaramalast_img read more

Generosity lessons

first_imgAluminum can pop tabs are tiny, but when they are collected by Georgia 4-H’ers all over the state, they can have a huge impact. This year, 4-H’ers collected more than 13,000 pounds of pop tabs, resulting in an $8,400 donation to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire in Savannah, Ga.Over the last 11 years, 4-H’ers across Georgia have collected enough pop tabs to raise more than $71,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Georgia and Tennessee.The houses serve as homes-away-from-home for families of hospitalized children. Annual fundraiserGeorgia 4-H District Junior Board of Directors began the project in 2002, and the pop tab fundraiser has become a staple at the annual 4-H Junior Conference held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center each November. Seventh and eighth grade 4-H’ers attend the conference to learn generosity through service projects. The top five counties in the collection project were Henry County, with 791 pounds; Coffee County, with 747 pounds; Columbia County, with 674 pounds; Union County, with 660 pounds; and Coweta County, with 642 pounds. In addition to pop tabs, Georgia 4-H’ers collected more than 700 pairs of blue jeans that were donated to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries.“This was a very fitting project since children from the home helped to collect funds to build Rock Eagle 4-H Center,” said Arch Smith, Georgia State 4-H leader. “In the early 1950s, 4-H’ers were selling eggs to raise money, and the children at the home in Baxley, Ga., agreed not to eat their eggs. They sold them and sent the money to Rock Eagle.”Demonstrating generosityThis year Georgia 4-H’ers also collected 1,076 coloring books that were donated to the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. “One of the four essential elements of 4-H is generosity,” Smith said. “As 4-H members collect pop tabs and blue jeans and participate in other service projects year round, they demonstrate their generosity by helping others.”The public can participate in the annual pop tab collection project by taking tabs to their local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office. To contact your local office, call 1-800-ASK-UGA.last_img read more