sad festThe Hammonton Rotary Club has donated $250 to SADfest 2017, a local music festival that supports the cause of mental health, suicide prevention and addiction awareness in the community.

A SADfest benefit show will take place 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Disabled American Veterans Hall, 446 S. Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. The Rotary Club voted to make the donation during its meeting Monday, May 8 at Rocco’s Townhouse,

Money collected from donations, T-shirt sponsorships and other proceeds will be given to the Mental Health Association of Atlantic County, an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of people in the community through advocacy, education and support.

Headlining this benefit show is the band Clearview, which is celebrating its EP release, “There Used To Be Happiness Here.”

Clearview is known as a band that speaks out on topics related to mental illness, writing music based on their own struggles and experiences with depression, addiction, and anxiety.

Other bands scheduled to perform May 20 include Your Persona, Forever Losing Sleep, Tie Goes To The Runner, September Stories, Ben Greenblatt, FV, Provenance and Old City Revival. Admission is $10.

For information see facebook.com/GrandaireBooking and click on events. Learn more about the Hammonton Rotary Club at facebook.com/HammontonRotary.

SADfest website: www.sadfestnj.com.

 

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