(Beaver Dam) Musicians United to End Displacement or MUTED is returning to Beaver Dam this weekend in support of local non-profit organization New Beginnings Homeless Shelters. New Beginnings currently operates two housing units in Beaver Dam, a men’s shelter and a women and family. Nancy Welch, a founding member of the event says the history of Muted in Beaver Dam started with the needs for a men’s shelter in the area and funding to make it a reality.
Acts scheduled for the event include Elwood Lee, the Rock Collector band, and an Elvis impersonator. Aside from the live music on display there will be games and face painting for the kids, a brat and hamburger fry, a large selection of deserts, a silent auction and cash prize raffle. Nancy says attendees will again get the chance to visit the dunk tank for a chance to dunk some big names from the local community such as Reverant Oscar who did the event last year and seemed to really enjoy it. There is Father Mike from St. Katherine Drexel, who is willing to go in again after he got dunked a lot last year. Plus Mayor Becky Glewen, and although it was very cold when she went in the water last year, she says you get used to it after a few dunks and is happy to do it again this year.
The event is free to attend, but the members of Muted ask everyone to bring a non-perishable food item for the local area food pantry. Muted 2018 will run from 11am to 9pm at Swan City Park on Saturday, August 4th. Questions about the event can be directed to Cassandra Schmidt at 920-306-2948.
Photo Caption: from left to right Jeff Smith, Cassandra Schmidt, Nancy Welch and John Pryme.