By BOB SHRALUKA
The second annual Connor Brite’s Wildflowers Benefit Concert will be held Saturday on the Madison St. Plaza.
Proceeds from the concert, including T-shirt sales, will go to the Wildflowers program which is providing free music lessons to Adams County students.
The event will be held from 5 to 11 p.m., featuring food trucks, live music, 50/50 raffle, and T-shirt sales.
The music schedule follows: 5:15 – 6:15 Ethan Corral; 6:30 – 8, School of Rock; 8:30 – 11, Good Night Gracie.
T-shirts, designed by Connor’s sister, Allie Brite Hamel, are available online by visiting the Connor Brite’s Wildflowers website. Shirts also will be available at the concert.
This year’s T-shirt is in honor of Connor’s love of Johnny Cash, the man in black.
Every T-shirt purchased will get one entry for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Eichhorn Jewelry, Inc. The drawing will take place during the concert.
In the event of foul weather, the benefit concert will move indoors at Riverside Center.
The music program in honor of Connor began several weeks ago. Eleven students from the county are being given free introductory lessons for five months.
Lessons are being provided in guitar (6 students), drum (3) and piano (2) at the MERIT Center (former Northwest School) in Decatur. All are individual lessons.
Of the 11 students, four are from South Adams schools, four from St. Joseph Elementary in Decatur, and one each from Bellmont, Adams Central and Wyneken Memorial.
Students are able to take home instruments for practice and will return them at the end of the five-month period. (Drummers get a drum practice pad.)
Instructors are Teri Morningstar (in photo) and Sydney Sanderson, guitar; Curt Rash, drums; and Debbie Christian, piano.
Connor Brite, the son of Jeff and Steph Brite, was one of three young Decatur men killed by an impaired driver in Union County, Indiana, on June 7, 2020. Jordan Fuelling and Trevor Ortiz also were victims.