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Lake Erie College and City of Painesville partner for Welcome Back Concert

The third annual “Welcome Back” concert will be on Sunday, August 29 from 2-8 p.m. at the Lake Erie College quad behind College Hall. The event, a collaboration between the City of Painesville and Lake Erie College, is a celebration designed to welcome students back to school and their collegiate city. The day features music, food and fun in an upbeat atmosphere.

The event is coordinated by the city of Painesville and members of the College business group, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). According to the event organizer, Steven Abbott, the event is a great way to build relationships and become involved with Lake Erie College.

“We began the concerts to initiate activity between the students, the city of Painesville and local businesses,” said Abbott. “When we realized that we were making a profit through sponsorships and donations, we decided to donate the proceeds to a worthwhile charity. This year, we chose Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio, which helps children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measureable impact on youth,” he added.

The event features local musical bands including Trainwreck, Southern Boulevard, Nick Zuber and Call Us Kings. Food vendors will also be available and informational booths will also be set up around the College quad featuring the many businesses and social service agencies that call Painesville home.
This event is free and open to the public. All proceeds from donations and event sponsors will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio.

For more information, contact Steven Abbott at 440.231.0206 or

About SIFE

SIFE is an international network of students, academic and business leaders who have made a commitment to create a better world with better leaders. SIFE mobilizes university students around the world to use the knowledge gained in the classroom to address real world business and economic issues in their communities, creating individuals who have the ability and are willing to put forth the effort to make a meaningful contribution to society, and are working together to improve the lives of others. 

About Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, Ohio, currently serves more than 1,200 students. Founded in 1856, Lake Erie is an independent, liberal arts institution that challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. The College offers 35 undergraduate and graduate programs and the option to design an individualized major to fit career and academic goals. Lake Erie's innovative learning experiences focus on helping students to meet career and life challenges, preparing for a world that is increasingly interdependent.


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