ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) – Steuben County animals will benefit from a music festival on the Crooked Lake sandbar in July. The Crooked Lake Sandbar Music Fest features eight regional and local artists who will perform on the Dry Dock Marine Center Stage.
Donations from the festival will go directly to the Steuben County Humane Society. The organization will use the proceeds to repair animal cages located inside and outside its facility.
“I love the support we have from the community and the lakers that happen to come in that know our needs at the shelter,” said Kim Corya, humane society board member.
During last year’s festival, the Crooked Lake community helped raise about $700 for the shelter.
“The Crooked Lake people have been wrapping their hands and minds around the [humane society] for several years. We thought why not step up and do something,” said Jeb Bartley, festival organizer.
The shelter brought two pit bulls on First News Weekend, Auggie Doggie and Emma James, who are both former Steuben County Humane Society dogs.
Boats with family and friends can anchor on the sandbar during the festival. Crooked Lake Sandbar Music Fest is 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. NewsChannel 15’s Alyssa Ivanson will be the host.