‘Come Together’ for youth activities today

Harp’s hosts event aimed at bringing unity back to community

Harp’s Outlet will be hosting the first “Come Together” event today that organizers hope will bring the community together again.

“We as local business owners, feel that it is necessary to bring safety back into the community and to also bring back unity,” said Patty Harp, owner of Harp’s Outlet.

A $5 donation at the door will include a pulled-pork meal, access to entertainment from MOJO Productions and live music from local bands.

“We will have performers entertaining guests thoughout the day,” Harp said.

Performing an acoustic set will be Cameron Panzi, Alex Bird and Jack Hanson. Other local bands include the bluegrass group, the East End Boys, Americature (punk-rock), Late Street (hip-hop), and lastly Toad Stool with Cody McClintock (alternative).

There will be kids activities such as face painting, balloon animals, and snow cones. For adults, Sunday football games will be playing in the back room.

There will also be a silent auction taking place from noon to 4 p.m. Various items have been donated including a LG refrigerator with the factory warranty, an eight-by-10-inch official autographed picture of Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings, a La James spa package deal, complete detail package from Kemna Auto Fort Dodge, and many more.

“The Fort Dodge Fire Department has donated two separate package deals for kids,” Harp said. ”They will pick the kids up from their house and escort them to school with the lights and sirens on. It’s a pretty cool deal.”

The money raised will be donated to various organizations in town, such as Fort Dodge and St. Edmond sports teams, music department, or drama department, Strengthening Families (through Webster County Extension Office), and maybe try to bring back the Big Brother/Big Sister program.

“We will have a board of suggestions for people to write in ways to help keep kids involved in organizations and off the streets,” Harp said.

The event will be taking place today at the Eagles Ballroom, 1018 First Ave. N. with doors opening at noon with the meal being served at 1:30 p.m.

“We want to give back to the community by helping fund organizations for the youth to be involved in, and also bringing us back together as a whole again to be united,” Harp said.

If you go

What: Come together fundraiser for youth activitites

When: Noon today

Where: Eagles Club, 1018 First Ave. N.

Admission: $5