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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Memorial Day Tribute at Veterans Isle Raises Over 124K Lindens
On Sunday May 29, Veterans Isle held their monthly benefit concert. From 5 PM to 9 PM SL time (Midnight EST), four musicians, TerryLynn Melody, Shannon Oherlihy, David Csiszer, and Frets Nirvana, the guitarist who helped organize the event, played for the crowd. Over the course of the four hour event, 124,600 Lindens had been raised for the "Homes For Our Troops" charity, the money going into two kiosks on either side of the performers, or as Frets called them, "the little houses on the stage."
I am excited to announce that we had a great month for our efforts for Homes for Our Troops in Second Life. Due to some extra efforts this month we have sent HFOT around $1550 for the month of May, 2016. What a great Memorial effort! Special thanks goes to Jardasius Ecksol, Checkers Firelight and all of the folks with every MC that helped with their events. And of course thank you to all of the performers at our monthly benefit. Thank you TerryLynn Melody, Shannon Oherlihy and David Csiszer. A special shout out to Gjackie Winkler and Serina Galaxy for all your help. This is the way to honor and help our wounded vets!
When yours truly dropped by when David and then Frets were on stage, there was a good-sized crowd present. Some were in uniform, others were in outfits from Medieval to anime robot. There was also a short military drill done at the end by several of the Veterans Isle community.
The next benefit by Frets Nirvana at Veterans Isle should be on Sunday June 26.