Beautiful weather and classic rock set stage for fundraiser


POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) — Residents enjoyed beautiful day on Sunday to be outside and enjoy some classic tunes from some of Youngstown’s rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s, all for a good cause.

Dozens came out to the Fireplace in Poland for the Creative Bridge Coalition’s second annual fundraiser.

The Human Beingz, The Pied Pipers, The Executioners and The Holes in the Road all provided the tunes.

Creative Bridge brings music programs into schools for kids with special needs. Fairhaven School in Niles is one of those schools.The principal said the music helps the kids relax.

“The children are focused. They were in our talent show and performed a little segment. And it’s just wonderful to see all the children and how they respond to music,” said Fairhaven principal, Rosanne Morell.

“These kids need help. The kids need programs. Need someone to vet these programs. Find the right one for them. So that’s what we do.  We go find money. We train people. We bring the programs to them in their schools,” added Bill Bodine, founder of the Creative Bridge Coalition.

The group also has a music program at the Rich Center for Autism in Youngstown and at two schools in Los Angeles, California.

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