The Andrews Sisters were a highly successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia Andrews (July 6, 1911 May 8, 1967), soprano Maxene Angelyn Andrews (January 3, 1916 October 21, 1995), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews (born February 16, 1918). Throughout their long career, the sisters sold well over 75 million records (the last official count released by MCA Records in the mid-1970s). Their 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues. more
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We would like to send out an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who placed a bid and shared the event with friends or family. Participating artists will receive a commission from their barrel sale, and remaining funds go directly to the ACC Green Schools Program.
Additional thanks to the artists who spent time designing and painting the barrels, the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful for helping plan the event, and the Lyndon House Arts Center for providing the perfect home for the barrels while they were on display.
Roll Out the Barrels is an annual event (typically held in May) that raises awareness of stormwater runoff, water pollution, and water conservation, all while promoting local artists and supporting environmental education. Local artists turn ordinary, 55-gallon rain barrels into beautiful pieces of functional art to be auctioned off in support of the Athens Green School Program, an initiative to ensure environmental education is taught in the classroom. Since the first event in 2011, Roll Out the Barrels has raised over $30,000 for local artists and environmental education.
Water pollution is a serious problem in Athens-Clarke County and green infrastructure, such as rain barrels and other rainwater harvesters, are an important component in addressing that problem. Rain barrels are easy to install and can be used to protect water by both reducing stormwater runoff and reducing the need to pull from city water supplies for lawn-care and car washing.
Contact [email protected] for more information. This event is organized annually by the ACCGov Stormwater Management Program, the Water Conservation Office, and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.