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For Eagle Scout project, teen organizes 'Foodstock' benefit concert for Westminster church

Jeremy Reynolds, 17, decided to plan "Foodstock," a benefit concert, for his Eagle Scout project because music is his passion.

With that in mind, Jeremy wanted to find a way to incorporate music into the traditional rite of passage, he said earlier this year.

“Building a bridge or repairing something that’s old — that’s great,” Jeremy said, “but I'm not really a craftsman … and it’s not really what I want to do.”

To make a lasting impact without having to use traditional tools and materials, Jeremy hosted the concert on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Union Bridge Community Center. Instead of paying admission, attendees were required to bring bag filled with canned food.

All donations received at the festival are going to the food bank at St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where Jeremy’s troop is chartered.

Foodstock’s lineup Sunday included: 86 Bullets, a Baltimore-based hard rock band; Late Night Record Shop, which he described as a versatile band that can play a variety of styles; Buzzard Luck, a blues band from York, Pennsylvania; Christian Harper, from Coffey Music, performing a solo set; Tim Jenkins, a local guitar teacher and conductor of the McDaniel College alumni big band; and members of the McDaniel College band.

Jeremy also secured food trucks to cater the event: B-Flat BBQ and the Caramel Kettle, both local to Westminster.

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