It’s been a great tradition of many Mile of Music fans to keep a few bucks tucked away to benefit arts and animals through one of its hardest working performers.
Last year, Walt Hamburger brought in about $6,000 in donations for his foundation over 11 performances.
With Mile gone this year, so too was that support and he’s hoping to make up some ground.
Hamburger will host a fundraising concert on Thursday on Facebook in benefit of the Walt Hamburger Foundation. The performance begins at 7 p.m.
Those who planned to donate during Mile of Music can donate now at PayPal.me/whfoundation to help them reach their goal of $1500, which with matching donations would raise $3,000.
The foundation is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible.
The foundation provides financial assistance for animal rescues. It has also donated to Appleton’s Renaissance School for the Arts and provided musical instruments to the Pillars adult shelter.
Elsewhere this week:
The summer is winding to a close and if you haven’t taken advantage of this year’s leaner menu of offerings, now is the time to finally get out of the house.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26, head to Neenah High School for Drive to Boogie, a drive-in concert featuring Boogie and the Yo-yo’z. The concert runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
With the health and safety of the community in mind, the drive-in concert will provide added space for distancing by separating attendees with one empty parking stall between vehicles.
Admission is free and all ages are welcome, though space is limited. There is a 150-car capacity, and parking is first come, first served. Be mindful that it’s taking place on school grounds. Keep the smokes and beer at home.
On Friday, get out of the house and learn a few things.
During “Museum on the Lawn,” visitors will be able to experience pop-up exhibits staged on the museum’s front lawn that offer historic context to contemporary issues.
It’s free and open to the public. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, another Fox Valley favorite takes the stage on the shores of Lake Winnebago.
Get to Waverly Beach on Aug. 30 for Vic Ferrari. The music runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.