Mackinaw concert legit

Reports of concert ticket sale scam unfounded, show staged as fund-raiser

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— With all the warnings out about groups who falsely represent different charities and organizations while soliciting donations over the phone, it's not a surprise that people have been concerned over a group that has been making calls to Craig residents.

There has been some phone calls coming into the Moffat County Sheriff's Department about a group calling up Craig residents and asking them to buy concert tickets.

The Moffat County Sheriff's Department wants people to know that the Makinaw Music Show is a legitimate fund-raiser for the Drug Abuse Resistance Program (D.A.R.E.) program. The group will be selling tickets for their family-oriented music variety show that takes place Sep. 21. The Mackinaw Music Show is from Glenwood Springs and a percentage of the money raised from ticket sales will go to the local D.A.R.E. program.

The D.A.R.E. program is a program sponsored by the Moffat County Sheriff's Department and the Craig Police Department. Its purpose is to try and keep local youth from using drugs.

There has been some local concern over the phone solicitation that the group does to sell tickets, because the show has not been publicized. The group has set up a temporary office in Craig to help with ticket sales. Craig residents who decide to buy a ticket will not be getting scamed. They will be getting a chance to go to a great show and help fund a program that benefits the community at the same time according to K.C. Hume, detective for the Moffat County Sheriff's Department who works with the D.A.R.E. program.

"It's a family-oriented music show," said Hume. "It's a great opportunity to get out with the family for some down home fun and to help subsidize the D.A.R.E. program at the same time."

People with questions regarding the show are asked to call the Moffat County Sheriff's Department.

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