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Concert for our Lives to end school gun violence on Sunday

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The organizers of Concert for Our Lives are inviting the Duneland community to attend an afternoon of music, fellowship, and food, from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Thomas Centennial Park in Downtown Chesterton.

The concert--organized by a group of Chesterton High School students who participated in the school walk-outs earlier this year--will feature The Striped Socks, The Toasters, Hannah Geiser, Ally Christian, Eve Senderhauf, and The Cold Ones.

Funds raised by Concert for Our Lives will benefit S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere). The event has not been organized as a political rally or demonstration and is not intended as such, the organizers told the Chesterton Tribune. Instead, it will open with a short statement and later close with one, but the afternoon will otherwise be devoted to the music.

“The Concert for Our Lives is about bringing our community together and focusing the attention on the issue of gun violence in our schools,” organizers and CHS students Sam Houghteling, Elle Hodge, Ryan Day, and Katelyn Balakir said in a joint statement. “We want a future where children do not have to fear going to school as they do now.”

“We support our Constitutional rights but know that a problem exists with gun violence in the schools and know that it will take entire communities to find the solution,” they added. “We would like to invite everyone to join us and enjoy a great day of music with their family and friends, with all proceeds being donated to Students Against Violence Everywhere.”

Hot Diggity Dawg, Villa Nova Pizza, The Red Cup, and Eli’s Pierogis will be providing the food and Mother Nature--as forecast by the Weather Channel--the pleasant early summer temps and dry skies.


Posted 6/1/2018




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