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Bluegrass Musicians Celebrate Miracle Field Opening Day

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Miracle Field CelebrationDalton, GA -- With one day to go before the opening day ceremonies, Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands organizers Paul Byrum and Tom Brown meet with musician Earl Brackin and Miracle Field Co-Director Millie Hicks to view the newly constructed Miracle Field. "Wow, it's simply awesome" says Millie Hicks. "I can't believe how beautiful everything is. We really appreciate the support of Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands". Dalton's Miracle Field is a specialized baseball park which aims to serve children and adults with special needs in North Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In 2011, Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands released the compilation CD Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands Volume 3 - Big Leagues to raise funds and help rally support for the Miracle Field. The cd was a collection of 16 donated tracks featuring traditional bluegrass, gospel bluegrass, and contemporary bluegrass and beyond. Performing artists included: Earl Brackin, Mark "Brink" Brinkman, Greg Brooks, Becky Buller, The Dixie Bee-Liners, Jim and Valerie Gabehart, The Hillbenders, Jubal's Kin, Jean-Luc Leroux, The Lone Mountain Band, Milkdrive, Rich In Tradition, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Special Consensus, Valerie Smith and Beck Buller, and Donna Ulisse.

Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands "Big Leagues" CD helps rally support for Miracle Field

Concerts were also held with performances by The John Cowan Band, Mountain Heart, Missy Raines & The New Hip, Farewell Drifters, Playing on the Planet, Spatial Effects, MilkDrive and others.

Miracle Field

With the support of the community $350,000 was raised to begin construction of the park. Whitfield County commissioners pledged matching support so that the park could be completed for the upcoming September 15, 2012 opening day.

Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands will continue their support of the Miracle Field by sponsoring a team during the inaugural season. Players will participate free of expense and receive a team shirt and hat through the support of the team sponsorship.

The community is invited to attend the opening ceremonies beginning at 11:00 am Saturday September 15th, 2012. The Miracle Field is located at 1519 Mount Vernon Road, Rock Face, Georgia.

For more information visit: Whitfield County Miracle League.

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