RECAP: Jam For Tots Benefit Concert Featuring Annie In The Water in Saratoga Springs, NY
(Writer/Photos: Alex Ehmann)
On Saturday, December 14th, many flocked to the Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs, NY for an evening of giving, and fun. For the 14th year in a row, David Brayman held his annual Jam for Tots charity get together, which by all accounts was a huge success. The event had music featured by The Deadbeats, who played a flowing set of Grateful Dead Classics, followed by Annie in the Water, who’s high energy set kept the crowd wanting more. At least a hundred toys or more were donated, along with many specialty items that were generously given to be raffled off.
The hottest raffle of the night was a pair of VIP tickets to the 2020 Adirondack Independence Music Festival, which went for more than the listed value. Some other items included tickets donated by 102.7 WEQX for the Winter Wondergrass Festival, and lots of Grateful Dead merchandise such as finely crafted wooden pieces, tie dyes, hats, pins, and patches. All proceeds from the event go to Things of My Very Own, which is a non for profit charity in Schenectady, New York, who’s focus is on providing essential items for children and families in need. You can visit them at thingsofmyveryown.org.