Concert in New Harmony to benefit deployed soldiers from Utah

A concert in New Harmony, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Chris Petersen, Cedar City News / St. George News

NEW HARMONY — Country singer and songwriter Chris Petersen is working to help recently deployed soldiers by putting on a concert Friday in New Harmony.

An undated photo shows Sgt. Daniel Gurr, who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2011 | Photo courtesy of Chris Petersen, St. George News

The purpose of the concert will be to help build care packages to ship to soldiers from Utah. Petersen has partnered with the Sgt. Daniel D. Gurr Foundation to put together the care packages.

The Daniel D. Gurr Foundation was started by David Gurr, whose son, Daniel, was killed seven years ago in combat in Afghanistan. After the family received generous donations, they decided to give back to others who were serving and paying the price for freedom.

Before his death, Sgt. Daniel Gurr mentioned the lack of basic items he didn’t have access to while deployed. Some of the items were as simple as wet wipes, chapstick and gun oil.

On June 29, items will be collected at the concert for care packages to be sent to deployed troops. Donations and items for care packages will be collected near the stage.

The concert, which will be held in front of the New Harmony Library, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Seating is not provided so bring your own chair. There is no charge for admission, but a $5 donation for a wristband is welcomed.

Items that can be donated include foot powder, notebooks, pens, lip balm, wet wipes, sunscreen, hand warmers, black socks, baby powder, dry gun lube, laundry soap single packs, deodorant, razors, hand sanitizer, small bars of soap, batteries, shaving cream in tubes, toothpaste, toothbrushes and bug wipes.

Food items can also be donated, like protein bars, sunflower seeds, single-serving cans of Pringles, beef jerky, instant coffee, canned tuna, hot chocolate packets, pretzels, chewing tobacco, single-serving containers of Nutella and peanut butter, instant oatmeal singles, bubble gum, candy, cheese, crackers, trail mix and Pop Tarts.

Event details

  • What: Chris Petersen concert to benefit deployed soldiers from Utah.
  • When: Friday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: In front of the New Harmony Library at 34 S. 2900 East, New Harmony, Utah.
  • Tickets: There is no charge for admission, but a $5 donation is recommended.

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