Tunes 4 the Troops was an idea of a 15-year-old Tennessee native, Kaylee Radzyminski. In her Sea Cadet program, she had talked to
troops from overseas. "Their biggest request was for more CDs and
DVDs to watch," says Kaylee. "If one of the troops had one CD, it
was shared by all in the camp, and it got wore out or there wasnít
enough to go around." Her idea was to collect used CDs and DVDs from
her friends and then send them to troops in other parts of the
world, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. From there, the idea grew, and
Kaylee has a goal of collecting half a million CDs and DVDs by
Christmas 2008. As of September 2007 she had collected 97,000.
Elkhart Festival Association will have a collection booth on the
main street Saturday and then have a collection point in town at
Horsefeathers/Wild Hare Cafe. The associationís goal is to collect
over 150 CDs and DVDs.
For further information on dropping off used or new CDs or DVDs,
contact Andrea at 217-947-2100, Dan D. at 217-947-2437 or Mary at
217-947-2349. For more information online, visit
The Elkhart Festival Association, an organization of active
community members, wants to show off the good things the town of
Elkhart has to offer in its people, places and attitudes.
[Text from file received from Elkhart