Final Beach Park Summer Concert will feature ‘The Coats’ Wednesday night


DMLF The Coats with logos

The final Beach Park Summer Concert will feature “The Coats” and be held this Wednesday night, Aug. 24, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park.

Here are some videos of this great acapella band:

Destination Des Moines will be there with their beer garden, supporting both the foundation kids programs in Des Moines and free family festivals like the Waterland Festival and 4th of July Fireworks.

And it’s your last chance to buy $5 Raffle Tickets for two round trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies (drawing will be held at 8 p.m.!) All proceeds fund Youth Recreation Scholarships.

Donations are also being accepted to help fund these events, AND there’s also a Beer and Wine Garden!

Also, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation needs some help:

Coats Concert appeal

When we scheduled the final Free Summer Concert at Des Moines Beach Park for this Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., we were not aware of an impending blow to our budget.

Your Legacy Foundation was recently informed that because of a shift in funding priorities at United Way, two programs our seniors are dependent upon are gravely endangered.

If we don’t help, the Meals On Wheels program that helps seniors remain in their homes will require new applicants wait up to five months before becoming eligible.

The Hyde Shuttle program that enables seniors who don’t drive to be able to visit the grocery or drug stores – in addition to their medical appointments – will be significantly curtailed if we don’t step up to cover the cost of an additional driver.

Your Des Moines Legacy Foundation determined we can’t allow these things to happen, but it’s putting a $16,000 strain on our budget. So we are appealing to you. Admission to Wednesday’s concert featuring The Coats remains free, but by donating to help cover the cost, you’ll help us continue our mission to help disadvantaged youth and seniors in our community.

There are two ways you can help:

1) Purchase raffle tickets for the two Alaska Airlines round-trip airfare to any of the airline’s 85 destinations. Tickets are just $5. And the winner will be drawn at 8 p.m. at the concert; or

2) Consider an outright donation to help us cover the band costs and free up desperately needed funds.

Thank you so much for your support of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation and your support of your community!


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