Around the time of the concert many people think of fun and creative ways to raise money for Farm Aid. One of the most dedicated teams is the Mellencamp Fan Club. Every year in July I get an email from a fan club member letting me know of their fundraising event for the year. This year, I heard from Sharon Carone. She wrote “Once again I am organizing a charity auction through the John Mellencamp Fan Club and wanted you to be aware of it. John has autographed some rare items for us again this year and hopefully we will raise more money than last year!“
They raised $2,100. for Farm Aid through their auction and from donations. Sharon presented the check to me backstage at the Farm Aid show. I was happy to meet her and hear about the fan club. We are always grateful when the fans of the Farm Aid artists support Farm Aid too!
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