Mississippi Music recently made $15,000 in donations to two local nonprofits.
A $14,000 donation to Bemidji Parks and Recreation will continue the restoration efforts of the WPA stone benches along Lake Boulevard.
One bench has been restored already this summer through a partnership with the Marion Dessert Memorial Fund.
“We are very appreciative to Bill Dessert for a strong partnership,” said Marcia Larson, Bemidji Parks and Recreation director. “We’re excited to continue this work with the support of Mississippi Music.”
Another $1,000 donation went to Headwaters Music and Arts.
Mississippi Music at the Bemidji waterfront is a free summer concert series that began in 2016.
“We felt the need to give back to the community for all of its amazing support over our six seasons,” said Kristi Miller, who chairs the committee.
The featured photo is one of the four WPA Stone Benches along Lake Blvd. NE.