While other young men in Boy Scout Troop 483 are doing more traditional physical Eagle Scout projects, Jeremy Reynolds, 17, is planning a benefit concert where the price of admission will be canned food items.
And in addition to a GoFundMe campaign, the scout has partnered with the Westminster Buffalo Wild Wings at 404 Englar Road to raise funds on July 24. All day that Tuesday anyone who brings in Reynolds’ vouchers to the restaurant will have 15 percent of their bill donated to put on the event. Foodstock is scheduled for Aug. 5 at Union Mills Homestead, and all donations will be given to the food bank at St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Silver Run, where the troop is chartered.
So far Reynolds has raised $1,295 of his $1,500 goal and said that he is almost done with the planning.
“I need one more band, about one more food vendor,” he said last week. “I need to make schedules for the bands [and] I’m ordering T-shirts for everybody who’s working at the event.”
The bands Reynolds has recruited so far include: Liquid Lucky, a Westminster-based classic rock band; 86 Bullets, a hard rock Baltimore-based 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.; Tim Jenkins, a local guitar teacher who plays jazz and is conductor of the McDaniel College alumni big band; and members of the McDaniel College band.
Anyone interested in participating in the fundraiser — which is of no additional cost to diners — can email Reynolds at: email@example.com to receive a voucher. When the voucher is presented to BWW staff that Tuesday, 15 percent of the total bill will be donated to the Foodstock cause.