MORE THAN 1,000 classic rock fans of all ages filled Roundhouse Stadium in Durand on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 17 for the 3rd annual Durand Veterans of Rock n’ Roll benefit concert. The proceeds from this year’s concert will benefit Durand VFW Post 2272’s Veterans’ Relief Fund and Durand Union Station. The 2017 benefit concert was held at Optimist Park in Durand to raise funds for the Durand Veterans Memorial Park, and last year’s concert was held in Bancroft to raise funds for Welcome Home Veterans, a nonprofit organization that plans to open a veteran housing, education and treatment center in Bancroft. The two concerts raised more than $95,000 for the two charities.

   This year, the beneficiaries are Durand VFW Post 2272’s Veterans’ Relief Fund and Durand Union Station, Durand’s iconic train depot built in 1903 which also houses the Michigan Railroad History Museum. The Veterans’ Relief Fund is used to provide financial assistance to veterans in need in the Durand area. Durand Union Station, Inc., the nonprofit organization in charge of preserving and operating the Depot, will use its share of the proceeds to continue the restoration of the Durand landmark.

(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

Durand Veterans of Rock n’ Roll benefit concert was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Karen Elford