Musical family group to perform monthly to assist food pantry
The Faris Family is playing host to the monthly “Bluegrass Hungry Concert Series” at Delaware Township Hall at Broadway and Walnut in downtown Valley Falls. Concerts have been scheduled monthly from November through April 2009.
The next concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Delaware Township Hall, Broadway and Walnut in Valley Falls. The concert will feature bluegrass, gospel, old-time country and special holiday music from the Faris Family.
The musical family responded to a request for help from volunteers at Heaven’s Closet and Food Pantry — a ministry of Way of the Cross United Methodist Church in Ozawkie. The ministry serves, on a referral basis, the needs of those facing hunger and food insecurity in Jefferson County. Concert-goers receive a $2 discount off their ticket with a non-perishable food item donation. Youth 15 and younger are admitted free with an adult. Net proceeds and all food gathered benefit the food pantry ministry.
About Faris Family
In 1991, Faris Family moved from their native Missouri Ozarks in Branson, to their present residence in Jefferson County near Ozawkie. Since 1997, Faris Family has entertained tens of thousands of music fans at hundreds of events throughout the U.S. and
Canada. Among other national venues, for the past nine years the family has performed engagements annually at Branson’s popular theme park, Silver Dollar City.
Since 2002, the group has received 38 nominations, which have resulted in 15 individual and group awards, from the fan-based membership of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.
These include four-time “Entertaining Group of the Year” and three-time “Bluegrass Band of the Year — Traditional.” During the past decade they have sold more than 20,000 CD albums. Their most recent CD — Faris Family Black Horse Inn — has received regular airplay on more than 400 radio stations that program bluegrass music