Kids music

Children in four counties benefit from Wishes for Kids music festival

Twenty-two bands will perform from noon to midnight on Saturday March 5 at Mansfield Liederkrantz, 1212 Silver Lane, for an annual event in aid of a local charity for the past 29 years.

Wishes for Kids grants wishes to terminally ill children in Knox, Morrow, Richland and Ashland counties.

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Local musician Frank Medley, who is organizing the band’s formation, said 100% of the money raised will go to the children. There will be an online auction, face pie contest and 50/50 door prizes.

Keith Bacin of Galion is organizing the fundraiser.

“We are a private organization that helps grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. We are all volunteers, so all money raised goes toward coordinating wish-granting,” Bacin said in a Facebook post.

“Wishes for Kids helps fulfill a wish of their choice, including but not limited to: family trips (the most common being Disney), celebrity encounters, shopping sprees, or special events. “Wishes are chosen by the child and provide a lasting memory. Wishes requests are submitted by a third party and verified,” Bacin said.

“It’s a family atmosphere and we’ll be selling food and drinks and handing out a couple hundred balloons,” Medley said.

The Wishes for Kids music festival has created a GoFundMe Facebook page to help raise money for children, Medley said.

Admission is a $10 donation. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

The 12-hour musical program is as follows:

The lineup, provided by Medley:

  • Midi: TNT band
  • 12:30 p.m.: Kim & Doug
  • 1 p.m.: Macy Page
  • 1:30 p.m.: Nate Dean
  • 2 p.m.: These guys
  • 2:30 p.m.: Feel the Strom
  • 3 p.m.: Dirty bones
  • 3:30 p.m.: the Railers
  • 4 p.m.: Hagathas Bluff
  • 4:30 p.m.: Yellow #5
  • 5 p.m.: Groove Hound
  • 5:30 p.m.; Callunaw Rednecks
  • 6:00 p.m.; black cheater
  • 6:30 p.m.: Shine Purple
  • 7 p.m.: Frank Boyd Jr.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Red Ball Throws
  • 8 p.m.: Pie in face auction
  • 9 p.m.: Getaway
  • 9:30 p.m.: Blackout
  • 10 p.m.: Valhallah
  • 10:30 p.m.: Lethal dose
  • 11 p.m.: LSX
  • 11:30 p.m.: Trust
  • Midnight: after the party in Kostas, free entrance to the bracelet show fest

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