The Delta Innovation Foundation is hosting an event to raise funds to send students in Shelby to the Delta Music Institute’s summer camp at Delta State.”Music at the Mansion” will be May 8th from 6-9 pm at the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale. The Blackwater Trio will provide entertainment and refreshments and drinks will be included in the $25.00 charge. There will be a silent auction of works by local artists. The Blackwater Trio performs a unique blend of rock, folk, and bluegrass music and is one of the most sought-after musical groups to perform at special events in the area. Members of the group are Alice Hasen, violinist, and guitarists Walt Busby and Seth Stroud. The Delta Music Institute has worked with the Peer Power and S.I.C.C. (Students Involved in Community Change) in Shelby for several years. Students have created music videos and utilized the DMI mobile lab to tap into their creative abilities. The high school students released an original music video about the Affordable Care Act last fall and are working on another song. The Peer Power scholars have created a music video about the Knowledge Tree in Shelby. “Going to the music camp would allow them more opportunities to explore their musical capabilities and to interact with other young people who share similar interests” said Anne Hart Preus, Education Director for the Delta Innovation Foundation. For more information regarding the Delta Innovation Foundation’s activities or to make a donation to provide the opportunity for students to attend the music camp, visit the web site at www.makethedif.com. “It is through the encouragement and generosity of the local community supporting their young people with unique opportunities like DMI camp that can impact lives in a wonderfully creative and positive way’ said Tricia Walker, DMI Director.