For a second year in a row, the Rising Sun Band participated in a “Battle of the Bands’ food drive contest with the Milan Band during December, 2017. The Band that collected the most food items would be the winner. All collected food items would then be donated by the respective bands to their local Food Pantry Free Store.
This year, the Rising Sun Band collected 1938 food items which represents about 400 more items than collected during last year’s “Battle of the Bands” Food Drive Contest. All items collected by the Rising Sun Band were donated on Wedenesday, Dec. 20th to the Rising Sun Church of Christ Free Store.
At the time this article was submitted, a total number of food items collected by the Milan Band had not been confirmed. As a result, neither Band has been named the official Contest winner for this year. However, both the Rising Sun and Milan communities are the real winners as a result of all the hard work of both Bands and all of the generous donations.
The Free Store has been in operation for 25 years. Plans are being made to move into the adjacent building for more space.