Favorite ThisCamp Bisco raises 15K for areas hit by Irene

Published: November 7, 2011

Camp Bisco, the three-day music and arts festival that takes place at the picturesque Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York, announced that through friend, family and fan donations has raised $15,317.00 for its Schenectady County & Surrounding Areas Hurricane Relief Fund. The fund, which will help the towns of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Junction, Pattersonville, Middleburgh, Schoharie, Duanesburg and Schenectady, will be donated to the Schenectady County Emergency Management Services.

"We decided to set up the fund because after six years Camp Bisco has grown to form a bond with the land and its people," said Jonathan Fordin of MCP Presents. "We want to help in any way we can."

Hurricane Irene, which reached landfall in late August 2011, was downgraded to a Tropical Storm on the 28th as it hit the Northeast and Upstate New York, causing the worst flooding in centuries. The aftermath of the storm saw thousands of homes flooded, power outages and forced evacuations.

In an effort to encourage donations, Camp Bisco contributed festival memorabilia, Camp Bisco 2012 tickets and VIP upgrades for varying levels of contributions to the fund.

Camp Bisco music and arts festival is promoted by MCP Presents and hosted by the Disco Biscuits. For more information on the fund visit www.campbisco.net.

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