Cider Mag - Dec 2013 - Page 22

issue 38 working_Layout 1 12/7/2013 1:50 PM Page 22 Ashley George and Jens Fulkerson for working at the door and sales table, Debbie Yandow for selling raffle tickets, Jon Mongeon for donating a large portion of his raffle winnings back to the benefit, Crystal Hayford for making a generous donation and all the wonderful staff at The Venue. “The show was awesome… it really showed how much the people loved Axel,” said Taylor Arsenault of Rock the 802, Area 51 and of course, W.A.R. Machine. “I really can’t thank The Venue and all the bands enough for all the work they did. All the bands really stepped up and put on some of the best sets I've seen in a long time. Thank you to all who came to support the biggest supporter of the local music scene. Axel would have definitely been proud… this was truly an epic event.” “Of course, we also want to thank Axel’s family and all the music fans that came out to the show,” Teri concluded. “Axel really would have loved this and we are so happy that everyone came together to celebrate him! See you next time and remember to always ‘Rock the 802!’” The event generated over $5,000, which has been donated to the Axel Foundation. If you would like to make a contribution to this music scholarship fund, please contact Rock the 802’s Teri Richer at teri@rockthe802.com and as always, we thank you for R.I.P Mr. Ringwig supporting the local Vermont music scene, along with the man who did everything he could to promote it. Editor’s Note: This article follows last month’s Cidermag.com cover story honoring Mr. Ringwig, which was also printed and distributed to family, friends and musicians alike at this wonderful tribute concert. Cider is proud to have played a small part in celebrating Axel’s dedication to promoting the Vermont music scene and vow to do whatever we can to help this cause and the music scene it represents moving forward. - Joe Milliken