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Music Hub Celebrates 10th Food Drive, Collects 400 lbs. Goods

Brookfield’s A Sound Education celebrated a decade of collecting food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository—and stringing some guitars while they’re at it.

Music Hub Celebrates 10th Food Drive, Collects 400 lbs. Goods

What’s better than donating to a worthy cause? How about getting your guitar restrung for free while you’re at it?

That’s what Brookfield music store and lesson studio A Sound Education accomplished for the 10th consecutive year over the weekend, brining in 400 pounds of canned goods and non-perishables in their 10th annual “Canned Food Drive and Guitar Restring Event.”

The event’s name says it all: in exchange for a food donation, customers received a free set of guitar strings and a free restringing. The store restrung over 50 guitars, including staying open on a Sunday.

“We’ve been meaning to get one of Luke’s guitars restrung and here was an opportunity to get it done and do good,” said Diana Pieczynski in a press release, referring to her son.

“By the end of the weekend, my fingers were bleeding from all the strings I changed,” said store owner Mike Doerr in the release. “But you know what? I look forward to doing it again for even more guitars next year. It’s absolutely worth it.”

A Sound Education has been located on Ogden Avenue in Brookfield just a couple blocks east of La Grange since 2001 and specializes in both musical equipment sales and music lessons.

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