(Billings, Mont.) – Head Start, Inc., a Billings-based nonprofit that helps children and families prepare for success in school, will host the second annual Rock2Raise concert on July 19, 2014, at The Rex in Billings. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for Head Start and will feature Adventures in Parrotdise, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band that includes original members of the Coral Reefers band.
“We are so excited for our second Rock2Raise concert,” said Jennifer Owen, Executive Director of Head Start, Inc. “This is a great chance for the community to come listen to some great music outdoors, see friends and colleagues, and learn a little about the great work going on here at Head Start. Rock2Raise is a family-friendly event that contributes enormously to our ability to prepare preschool children for success. We depend on community support, so we hope that everyone will join us for a fun night and help Head Start continue to serve low-income children and families in the area.”
Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the gate. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of The Rex; gates open at 5:30 p.m. Additional information can be found at billingsheadstart.org under the Rock2Raise link.
All of the proceeds of the event will go to Head Start. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to donate to a separate fund to benefit the family of Zaria Santos, a Head Start student who was killed in a car fire on July 9, 2014.
Head Start, Inc. serves 360 children at five sites in Yellowstone and Carbon Counties, providing preschool classes for 3-and 4-year old low-income children, as well as education and support for families in health, nutrition, finances, family relationships, and parenting. Head Start, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring school readiness for low income children entering kindergarten and preparing parents to be their children’s primary teacher and advocate.