Will Read and Sing for Food made a comeback last night after it was announced it was ending for good a few months ago.
Hedinger Beverage hosted what has been dubbed as Will Read and Sing For Food: Part 2. It showed the spirit of the original incarnation showed to be well and alive. Many crowd members gathered into an area outside of Hedinger Beverage to listen to Will Read and Sing alumni such as Debbie Schuetter, The Gatwoods, and the Hagedorn Family Band play songs and tell stories.
Nancy Otte, one of the many who helped make Will Read and Sing For Food: Part 2 a reality, says that after the founder of Will Read and Sing Scott Saalman decided to hang his hat on the project, she and others felt the need to keep the goodwill going.
After approval from Saalman, it was off to the races. Last night’s comeback helped raise almost $900 for the Dubois County Humane Society. It even featured a dog that was adopted from the society.
Otte says that this incarnation of WRASFF will be more laid back and relaxed than the original, but would include the same laughs and fun as it did before.
Those who are wanting to see Scott Saalman read again, the Astra in Jasper will be hosting the 2019 Dubois County Making A Difference Award Show, which will include Scott Saalman, Debbie Schetter, and Kyle Lueken. This will take place on Thursday, October 10th at 7 pm. Proceeds from this event will go to the Kimball Electronics Gives 2019 grants as well as local charities.