Mission for Area People is a local outreach that is there to help fill the cracks that some find themselves falling in to. Maybe it's a little help with medical expenses, food needs or clothing. M.A.P. is a faith based organization who provides Muskegon County residents with the resources to meet basic needs. The also help promote self sufficiency and improve quality of life. The have some sponsors, some donors and like most organizations who need to fill the gaps, they have some fundraisers throughout the year. It's a very humble and very personal outreach and they run with very little overhead and their work is truly what a helping hand should be.
Last year, Music for Meds was the first time that M.A.P. tried the "Dueling Piano's" idea for entertainment and what a night! Local pianist and all around great guy Billy Ryan called in a favor to Matt Giraud for the night and a packed house at the Folkert Community Hub was entertained for hours with requests, dancing, great food and of course the purpose of helping M.A.P.
Billy returns this year with Frank McGlynn for the evening on May 9th. The pianos will be facing off on the stage at the Folkert Community Hub and the fun gets underway at 7p. If you can request it, chances are they can play it. If you want to out bid the last guy to get your request played quicker....what are you waiting for? There will be an auction for a mobility cart as well as some other great items. You'll find delicious food from Creations Catering and a cash bar to get you in the mood for some dancing and requesting!
Dianna Stubbs is the Executive Director of Mission for Area People. She's also one of my all time favorite people, so it's not hard to get me down to M.A.P. to catch up with her to find out what's going on. Take a listen.
Trust me when I tell ya, you're in for a good time. Tickets are only $30 bucks or you can get a table for 8 for $225. It's fun for all ages and some of the stuff you hear requested will amaze you. It's a night you won't forget and it's a cause that is so vital for those who might otherwise slip through the cracks. You can visit the M.A.P. site by clicking on their image below.