Raising money for MS
For the second year, a local musician is spending time on a rooftop to help raise money to fight multiple sclerosis.
"I'm doing good so far," said Chris Higbee of the Chris Higbee Project from on top of the roof of the Moose Lodge 92 along Route 51 in Perryopolis on Tuesday.
At 8 p.m. Sunday, Higbee climbed onto the roof where he had a tent waiting for him as well as three nights of camping supplies.
Higbee did the same thing last year when a member of the Moose Lodge contacted Mark Vinsick, a guitarist with the Chris Higbee Project, who then contacted Higbee to see if he was interested in the rooftop marathon as part of the Ugliest Bartender Contest to help fight multiple sclerosis.
Last year, Higbee said managed to raise approximately $5,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. He hopes to raise more this year.
Higbee was off to a good start. On Monday night between 40 and 50 people came to visit him, some driving up to four hours to make the journey. He welcomed people from as far as Beaver and even Erie.
Higbee has been gracious for those visiting fans and supporters. He talks with them and will even play some music. In fact, he brought his fiddle on the roof with him.
All donations are welcome. The first 150 people who donate $10 or more will receive a ticket to tonight's Chris Higbee Project performance at the Moose. It will be held at 8 p.m. when Higbee comes down from the rooftop.
Higbee, who's an avid camper, said he's been spending his time listening to and playing music and also writing music.
Not only is Higbee thankful for his fans, he's also happy to see his hometown community come out to support him by bringing him food and visitors to help pass the three-day camp-out.
"It's been a lot of fun," Higbee said.
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