The District recognizes founders of Blues in the District after 25 years

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From left, Sandy Austin (founder), John Mast (Blues committee member), Bret Austin (founder), Andy Flachs (Blues committee member) and Emily Lombardi (director of economic development for The District). Founders Carol Ehmen and Fran Cook also were recognized but unable to attend. | Photo courtesy of The District

QUINCY — On July 22, the 25th anniversary of Blues in the District, officials with The District recognized and thanked the four founders responsible for bringing this free music concert series to Quincy — Karol Ehmen, Fran Cook, Bret Austin and Sandy Austin.

This group had a vision for family-friendly free public concerts. With the help of a number of area businesses and volunteers, Blues in the District now hosts great bands and large crowds on Friday nights during the summer.

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