Cape Gazette

Clifton Foundation hosts Concert for a Random Soldier

May 31, 2014
Photo by: Steven BIllups Terri and Richard Clifton take a moment out of their busy foundation event for a photo. Terri said the event will always be free to help attendees to celebrate the lives of the fallen.

The Ninth Annual Concert for a Random Soldier was held by the the Chad Clifton Foundation May 25 at the pavilion at American legion Post 28. The free admission event honors the fallen military men and women and raises funds for Guitars for Vets, an organization that provides acoustic guitars and lessons for wounded veterans.

The all-day concert featured food vendors, T-shirt sales and a car show music by the Mari Hill Band, 33 1/3, Oh Boy!, Runners Up, The Funsters, Something Grey, Judy Sings the Blues, Factor, Bryan Scar, Doug & Butterfly, Captain Mike & Joe Garvilla and The Volcanos.

Friends and Marines who served with Chad Clifton made the trip to celebrate the life of their fallen brother in arms. Shown are Bryce Temple, left, stationed in Virginia and Al Provencher from Chicago. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
The Funsters took the stage early in the day-long concert urging everyone to never forget the fallen. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Frank Shade donated a guitar signed by country artist Randy Owens, lead singer of Alabama, to the raffle. Shown are (l-r) BJ Shade, Frank Shade, Gail Mack and Peggy Raley-Ward. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Volunteer Mike Romano stayed busy at the grill cooking chicken for the event supporters. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
James Cetto, who served in the same unit as Chad Clifton, makes the trip down from Massachusetts every year to honor the fallen. Shown are (l-r) Emily Platt, Cetto, Rob Kunzig and Ali Nielson. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Relaxing in the sun and enjoying the live music are (l-r) Beth Garvilla, Silas and Scott Wiggins and Julie Garvilla. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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