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posted: 8/2/2012 2:37 PM

Guns N' Hoses to get boost from Streamwood concert

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Submitted by the Schaumburg Jaycees

The Schaumburg Jaycees are presenting an outdoor concert event to raise money for the Streamwood Guns N' Hoses Association, a licensed charity consisting of active and retired members of the Streamwood police and fire departments that aids residents of the community who need assistance due to unforeseen tragedy.

The concert is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Grace Lutheran Church, 780 S. Bartlett Road in Streamwood. Parking and admission are free for the event, and the organizers hope to raise money through a raffle and freewill donations.

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The concert will feature performances by Adam Hernandez, a local artist who performs acoustic music, and down2earth, a group of musicians from Grace who perform a mix of classic rock and contemporary favorites that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

"Our congregation has been blessed to be a part of this community for over 50 years," said the Rev. Paul J. Cutler, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. "We are excited to be hosting this event to raise money for Guns N' Hoses, a group we have supported several times in the past."

Community involvement also plays an important role in the Schaumburg Jaycees.

"Along with leadership training and individual development, supporting the community is a main part of being a Jaycee," said Christie Martin, president of the Schaumburg Jaycees. "This concert is just one of the ways we are reaching out this year."

"We want people to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a concert on the lawn and support a great cause," says Doug Pelt, music minister at Grace and leader of down2earth. "We hope this concert feels like a small 'Ravinia-like' experience in the Northwest suburbs."

If weather threatens, the concert will be moved indoors.

The Schaumburg Jaycees are a member chapter of the United States Junior Chamber; they are the organization of choice for men and women 18 to 40 years of age who want the best opportunities for community service, individual development, and leadership skills.

For details and driving directions to the event, visit www.graceistheplace.net or schaumburgjaycees.org.

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