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August 30, 2007|By DAVE McMILLION

Music fundraiser is Friday in W.Va.



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Organizers of a three-band fundraiser at Morgan's Grove Park on Friday are expecting more than 1,000 people to attend the rock n' roll show.

Shepherd University's Theta Xi Gamma Alpha Alumni Association is hosting the Groovin' in the Grove 2007 event to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, according to Todd Geary, president of the organization.

Gates for the event open at 4:30 p.m. at the park along W.Va. 480 and the bands performing will be The Demon Beat, a popular band among Shepherd University students that was selected to play at Shepfest in the spring, The J. Factor and Love Seed Mama Jump.

Love Seed Mama Jump is a six-piece band from Sussex County, Del., which has garnered a reputation as having one of the most energetic shows on the East Coast, according to Geary.

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Love Seed Mama Jump is the official rock band of the Washington Redskins and plays after every home game at FedExField, Geary said.

The band's music has been featured on MTV, ESPN and radio station's across the country, according to Geary.

Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the gate.

This is the first time alcohol will be sold at an event at Morgan's Grove Park and Theta Xi Gamma Alpha Alumni Association has received all the approvals necessary to set up a beer garden for people 21 and older, Geary said.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society was selected to be the beneficiary of the event since the organization is Theta Xi Gamma Alpha Alumni Association's national philanthropy, Geary said.




Forum to focus on affordable health care



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A public forum to examine affordable health care in West Virginia will be held at Shepherd University's Robert Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Sept. 11.

Although there are reasonable plans on the table to deal with the issue, action to implement them has been slow, according to The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, which is hosting the forum.

To further examine the issue, the League of Women Voters has invited Perry Bryant of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, and Carl Callison, a representative of Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield, and local state delegates to participate in the forum, which starts at 7 p.m.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, political organization, takes the position that quality, affordable health care should be available to all U.S. residents.

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