Tuesday jammers donate to Scouts

By Dagney C. Ernest | Nov 04, 2018
Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest Thomaston Public Music Jam organizer Wayne Keiderling, left, surprises Frances Hernandez with a check Oct. 30 for the local Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 215.

Thomaston — For five years now, more than a dozen local musicians have gathered to jam together every Tuesday night in the basement meeting room of the Thomaston Federated Church. A basket by the entrance collects donations from jammers and listeners — there’s quite a crowd of them, as well — and the jammers periodically give the collected donations to a local cause.

The evening before Halloween, the jammers surprised Frances Hernandez, organization representative of Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 215, with a check for $500. Hernandez thought she had been asked to speak about the Scouts/Cubs, as they also meet at the church, of which she is a member.

“We’ll definitely put it to good use,” she said, adding that her son Alexander is scoutmaster.

The Free Public Music Jam runs from 7 to 9 p.m. every week to play folk, blues, country, rock and pop tunes. New players are always welcome, and listeners will find a section of folding chairs ready for them, as well. The church is in town at 8 Hyler St. For more information, call 273-2914 or 504-2745.

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