It’s no secret that I love children. Whether they’re mine or someone else’s makes no difference to me, though I have become that grandparent that will whip out pictures in a second to show you my grandkids.
I believe we should love all the kids who cross our path. Rock Soul Radio also loves kids, and it seems that the feeling is mutual. Every time we play at Stottlemyer’s, or anywhere for that matter, the young people are the first to dance and break the ice. They teach us all to dance like no one’s watching, free and bright. Seeing and hearing the world from a brand new perspective where everything is awesome. I can’t get enough.
One little boy, Zachary, always brings his blue guitar and rocks out in front of the guys all night. After the show, all of these kids come to hug the guys in the band and get their pictures taken on the stage, etc. It feels so good for all of us to see the new generation loving Rock and Roll, that I had the idea to put on a Rock show for kids of all ages, every year, right before school starts.
We’ll make it a big deal and they’ll get a last hoorah just for them. So, after checking with all necessary persons; the band, Dean Lambert and Terry Stottlemyer, who also is a part of that wonderful organization ‘Mothers Helping Mothers’, we are doing the First Annual ‘Kids Rock’ Concert at Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse (19 E Road Sarasota, FL 34240) on August 18th, 2019 at 4:00 pm until 7:00. Proceeds will benefit Mothers Helping Mothers and there will be a silent auction. Phil Phun will M.C. and Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio will throw it down. This is a KID FRIENDLY EVENT, and the food at Stottlemyer’s is awesome, so bring your appetites.
Just in time for back to school. Bring everyone, it’s gonna be a spectacular day for all of us. More info on event here
What makes Mothers Helping Mothers so great?
Serving over 2,285 families
Assisting more than 4,833 children
Operating solely on volunteer labor
From their website:
Providing care and resources to local families for more than 27 years Since 1990, Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc., an all volunteer not-for-profit organization, has been providing basic necessities such as clothing and baby items FREE OF CHARGE to families in need in the Sarasota and surrounding counties. All items are donated or purchased through grant funding or private contributions and are provided free of charge to our clients. Additionally, we offer emotional support and referrals to other agencies in the surrounding area. Mothers Helping Mothers has no paid employees; we have run on the spirit and energy of those that graciously volunteer for more than twenty-seven years!
Through our storefront location in Sarasota, we help over 2,285 families in a single year. These families represent more than 4,833 children, and our numbers continue to grow. We exist because of the generosity of this community and our wish is to be able to continue bringing dignity and support to families in need for as long as there is need.
Photos from Twinkle Yochim. Top picture is Dakota Renee Kimmie, Twinkle’s granddaughter.