Friends of the Mount Carroll Library to Hold Concert
The Friends of the Mount Carroll Township Public Library invite community members of all ages to attend a free concert to be held Wednesday, February 6th, at 6:30 p.m., at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 Clay Street, Mount Carroll.
The event is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.
The Friends of the Library will play host to Dennis Stroughmatt, a Road Scholar with the Illinois Humanities Council, for his presentation, French Creole Fiddle and Tales of the Illinois Country.
Dennis Stroughmatt, acclaimed artist noted for the preservation of traditional music, will provide a vibrant program filled with a blend of Creole, Celtic, Canadian and old time sounds. He is an extraordinary fiddler, folklorist, historian and a passionate educator.
Door prizes will be offered by the Friends of the Library during this musical event. The grand prize includes a two-day Mississippi River cruise on the Twilight Riverboat. The round-trip cruise from LeClaire to Dubuque includes overnight lodging, meals, snacks, tours and activities.
This concert is free and open to all audiences. Donations received at the event will be used for the restoration of the library. This event is being produced through a partnership with the Illinois Humanities Council, the Friends of the Mount Carroll Township Public Library, the Mount Carroll Banking Center, the Savanna-Thomson State Bank, and THE National Bank. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact the Friends of the Mount Carroll Township Public Library, at 815-244-9594, ext. 4.