To celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Flame, Lexington’s world-renowned rock band, will perform a “Rock for Abilities” concert on Friday, March 27, 2015. It will be held at Lexington’s Gloversville facility located at 127 East State Street from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5.00 each and are available at the Johnstown, Gloversville and Oppenheim Lexington locations as well as the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market and Encore Kids (Gloversville). Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. Anyone that brings a non-perishable food item to the concert will be entered to win a door prize.
The proceeds from this year’s concert will go to the newly announced Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, a beautiful, year-round arts center which will be open to the community, house premium art venues, host fun family events and provide educational opportunities for persons of all ages and levels of ability. The Paul Nigra Center was named for the former executive director of Lexington, who founded Flame. The Paul Nigra Center will be Flame's “home base." This concert is part of the “NYSARC Gives Back” initiative and all donated non-perishable food items will benefit local food pantries. NYSARC, Inc., Lexington’s parent company, is America’s largest non-profit organization supporting people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families since 1949. NYSARC is the New York State Chapter of The Arc.
Last year’s concert collected hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food items for local food pantries. Hundreds of Lexington employees, program participants and family members helped to make the project such a success. Lexington participates in fundraising and food collection throughout the year to benefit a variety of community agencies.