Clinton, Iowa â€” Local music store, Tegeler Music, in cooperation with the Dâ€™Addario String Company and the Independent Music Store Owners coalition will take part in the national Restring for Food event collecting non-perishable food items in exchange for restringing guitars. All food collected will be turned over to Pantries United and distributed to three Clinton area food banks â€” Benevolent Society, Salvation Army and Community Action.
The Restring for Food event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Tegeler Music, 101 S. Second St. Tegeler Music will be stringing donorsâ€™ electric and/or acoustic 6-string guitars for free with a brand new set of Dâ€™Addario strings.
In return Tegeler Music asks that people donate at least two non-perishable food items per guitar. The Dâ€™Addario string company donated all the strings for this event and Tegeler Music staff will install the strings, polishing and evaluating each guitar present.
This national food drive was originally organized by a group known as iMSO (Independent Music Store Owners) which has a current membership of almost 400 independent music stores, a large portion of which are involved in this yearâ€™s food drive.
â€œI have been a member of iMSO for about three years and it is one of the best things Iâ€™ve done to help focus my business in a positive direction, especially when we have an opportunity to take part in an important event like this national food drive,â€ Don Tegeler, owner of Tegeler Music, said.
Along with the food drive, there will be drawings, giveaways, special sale pricing and in-store promotions of musical instruments and other gear.
Donors and other customers can enter to win a free iPod shuffle to be given away Saturday, Dec. 19.