ADAMS -- People in town on Saturday have an opportunity to contribute to a local music group and get a chicken dinner out of the deal.
A benefit meal for the Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps is being hosted by the PNA on Victory Street from 4 to 7 p.m. Plates are $8 for adults and $6 for children.
Group director Paul Christopher says the event is his group's first dinner foray into Adams.
"This is the first time that we've tried it here," Christopher said. "We're hoping to continue to grow our membership, and cover the cost of instruments and uniforms, and eventually get into more competitions."
The Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps currently has 25 members of all ages and is centered in Pittsfield. They formed in 2009 and since "have been growing steadily," playing both local events and larger ones in Springfield, New York state and Vermont.
Resident Jeffrey Lefebvre heard from a friend Christopher intended to branch out in his fundraising efforts and helped organize the dinner.
"We used to have a few [bugle groups] around during the 80s and 90s, but they just died away -- what Paul's trying to do is bring it back," Lefebvre said. "This is all inclusive, not just people from Pittsfield. He's incorporating anybody in Berkshire County and it's a good thing, especially with the young kids."
Christopher himself is a music teacher who operates from a building near Reid Middle School in Pittsfield. He plays the
-- Phil Demers