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Providing an array of
individualized supports to
persons with developmental
disabilities since 1954.


Friends Aware, Inc.
1601 Holland Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301-722-7268
Fax: 301-724-8965
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The Band Blitz Didn’t Miss a Beat!
The 16th Annual Band Blitz was held April 1-2, 2016 at the Cumberland Outdoor Club. The two-day event was a tremendous success, raising over $7,876.00 in funds for Friends Aware and Arc of Frederick County to help fund un-met needs of individuals who receive services. A big “Thank You” goes to the staff, volunteers, and bands who donate their time and talent to support the cause. Funds have assisted with the purchase of adaptive equipment, training materials, clothing, shoes, and dental work over the past 16 years. Event coordinators Tim Haines, Arc of Frederick County, and Kimberly Lattea, Friends Aware, have organized this event since it began. They put a lot of energy into making this an event that attendees look forward to all year.

Many thanks to our staff volunteers and basket donors: Shannon Albright, Heather Ashenfelter, Rhonda Blubaugh, Alyssa Cook, Jeannette Gares, Brenda Hayhurst, Lisa Humbertson, Carol Ketterman, Al McDonald, Brianna Naylor, Lois Russell, Rebecca Rank, Kelly Washington, Debbie Wodaski, Libi Williams- Ziler and Adam Lazarus. Special thanks to the evening’s emcee, Gary Wolz, who does a spectacular job. Huge thanks to the staff members who performed with their bands: Jennifer Brown and Eric Breighner. Thanks to our supporting partners WCBC, GO 106, Personal Best, Jim House and the Cumberland Outdoor Club.

This year’s lineup included: Ally Norris, Public Menace, Hot Sauce Willie, Janice Ray Band, The Ol’ Buzzard Band, Jaded, Uncle Fester, Greg and Randy, Heart Gravy, Cramer Brothers with Tim Haines, Chloe Wildman, Sonic Mule, Butterscotch Blonde, So Low, Strangerz, City Limits, Lady Invidia, REVV, and Anger Box. And last, but not least, “Thank You” to all who attend and support our organization.

 

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