Festival to honor local Virginia Tech shooting victim


Festival to honor local Virginia Tech shooting victim



Posted: Jun 25, 08:50 AM EDT

PALMYRA — "What can I do to help?"

That was the question on many local lips following the death of Mary Karen Read in the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech University on April 16.

There is now an answer to that question.

Read's family is sponsoring Rock 4 Mary 2007, a full-day music festival in the Palmyra Village Park, on Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon to 8 p.m. The festival will raise funds for a scholarship in Read's name, to be awarded through her high school in Annandale, Va.

Miss Read, a 19-year-old freshman at Virginia Tech, was the niece of Mary Courtney of Palmyra. Her father, Peter Read, was a 1980 Palmyra-Macedon High School graduate.

A suggested donation of $5 per person for the entire day is requested, and the first 500 people will receive a memorial bracelet. Eight local rock bands will perform, many of them local student groups.

A chicken barbecue will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 each, and can be purchased in advance from Courtney by calling (315) 597-5076, or at the customer service counter at Breen's IGA. Other food and drinks will be available throughout the day and T-shirts will also be sold. All proceeds will be donated to the Mary Karen Read Scholarship Fund.

Any local business or individual who would like to be an event sponsor, contact Courtney at (315) 597-5076, or by e-mail at mcourtne@rochester.rr.com.


Original Source: Palmyra Courier-Journal
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Palmyra Courier-Journal, “Festival to honor local Virginia Tech shooting victim,” The April 16 Archive, accessed March 1, 2024, https://april16archive.org/items/show/757.