Drumming with Heroes

WHO: Warrior Beat, an organization enriching the lives of military veterans through professionally facilitated group drumming, and the veterans they serve.
WHAT: Opportunities to join drum circles led by Warrior Beat’s Trevor Meyer, information tables staffed by local organizations offering service to veterans, access to the vast collection of veteran related materials offered in the North Canton Public Library’s collection of books, movies and more, and an opportunity to meet veterans including World War II P-51 pilot, Bob Withee. 

Warrior Beat recently gifted Withee with a drum painted by local artist Terry Fairchild. The drum features an image of the P-51 plane Withee flew in the war as a tribute to his service.

The drum painted for Withee inspired four Vietnam combat veterans who are associated with Warrior Beat to use their own artistic talents to paint drums that will be auctioned to raise funds for the organization. The four drums will be sold via silent auction at the Drumming with Heroes event. Funds raised through sale of the painted drums will help to put drums in the hands of more Stark County veterans. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 19

5:30 p.m.
Posting of Colors (American Legion)
National Anthem (North Canton Middle School Choir Member)
Taps (American Legion Bugler)
Blessing of the Drums, Recruits, Fallen (Master Chief Jim Scalf, Honor Court)

6:00 p.m.
Drum Circle Begins (Little Art Gallery/Patio)
Information Tables
            Warrior Beat
            WWII Veteran, Bob Withee
            Veterans’ Service Commission
            SAM Center
            VET Center
            Vets in Recovery
            Honor Court

7:15 p.m.
Auction Bidding Ends

7:30 p.m.
Event Concludes
WHERE: North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main Street in North Canton