This year the nonprofit center legacy is continued through the help from funding from all profits of the 6th annual music fest with the legendary recording group Tony Tony Toné , special guests Drew Hill, Hubbs Groove and comedian Damon Williams.
The M.C. Chatmon Center for Humanitarian services located at 71st and kinsman presents its 6th annual music fest, featuring Tony! Toni! Toné, is scheduled for Sept 15th at the State Theater at playhouse Square. The concert proceeds will benefit all members of the community and beyond through educational programs, yearly scholarships, health and financial fairs directed towards youth programs, youth outreach hotline, city wide unity march against violence inner city youth choir and workshops, they also provide school supplies and scholarships up to 250.00, plus adult and children tutoring programs,
The health and wellness programs includes aids awareness diabetes testing human services programs offer job training parent counseling so they can address issues with their children about drug abuse, teen pregnancy and gang violence helping hands provides hot meals and free clothing every 4th Saturday
The center is dedicated to the memory of Reverend M.C. Chatmon founder of the original harvest Baptist church and was started by his wife the late Anna Chatmon who not only excelled in providing for the center but she was director of the 21 district caucus under the leadership of congressman Louis Stokes.
This year the nonprofit center legacy is continued through the help from funding from all profits of the 6th annual music fest with the legendary recording group Tony Tony Toné , special guests Drew Hill, Hubbs Groove and comedian Damon Williams. The event will be hosted by WZAK’s Robyn Simone.
Event coordinator Danny McElroy, grandson of Anna Chatmon, comments “This is going to be a great show it should bring in enough funds to fulfill many of the commitments the center has made to the children and elders who need help and look forward to our support. Were living in times of economic hardship and everyone should do what they can to help one another. In the words of the late Reverend M.C. Chatmon ‘I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day.’” The staff at the M.C. Chatmon Center for Humanitarian services work to carry out this vision and purpose, only this year they will not only pay it forward at the concert at playhouse square’s state theater but at the health and financial fair (focusing on healthy living and nutrition) sponsored by PNC Bank and facilitated by Danita Harris of news channel 5 held at Trinity commons on 22nd and Euclid. Early morning registration starts at 9:45 am and the first one hundred people will receive a free ticket to the concert.