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Marathon Jam Session for Troops, Feb. 25th Severna, MD

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Fisher HouseThe WNGJ (Wednesday Night Garage Jammers) will hold their 3rd Annual "Mostly Bluegrass" Marathon Jam on Saturday Feb 25th 2012, from noon till midnight, at the American Legion Post 276 , 8068 Quarterfield Rd, Severn MD 21144. This is a 12 hour marathon jam session to benefit Fisher House Foundation. This jam session will be held simultaneously with several other cities across the US and in Baghdad Iraq, Afghanistan and possibly Germany. This is the 9th year for the Marathon Jam and the 3rd year for Baltimore. The Fisher House (www.fisherhouse.org) is an organization that supplies room and board to the families of soldiers recovering in VA hospitals away from their homes.

In 2011 the Baltimore Marathon Jam raised over $16,000 and lead all other cities in money raised. Other musicians (especially active military) are welcome to come sit in with the jam for as long as they like (acoustic instruments only please). The public is also invited to come and enjoy the music. Free admission. Come stay an hour .. or two .. or ten. You will hear some great music and it will help raise money for a great cause. For additional info call or text Neil at 443-875-8797 or email somdcatman@aol.com

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Remember the movie "Field of Dreams"? Remember "If you build it they will come"? Well, last year they built it... And they came. And they just kept coming. And they just kept giving!! Our group, The Wednesday Night Garage Jammers, were again overwhelmed by the response of the "mostly" bluegrass community, and our friends, and their generosity.

When you have an event, and offer free admission, and don't ask people to make reservations, you really don't know for sure what kind of turnout you're going to have. So going into this we were all, as would be expected, a little nervous about the success of our event. But when the hall filled up at 1 PM, they were all sure it was going to be another good one. And it was.

Last year, they had approximately 450 people attend through the course of the day and were able to raised over $16,000.

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