The Aberdeen Bobcat Music Boosters will open their new concession stand at Stewart Field soon, Thanks in no small part to Aberdeen City Councilman Jeff Cook.

Music Booster President Shannon Bunnell and Treasurer Joy McGregor said it started with Rotarian Keith Twibell, who noticed the group was setting up tarps and tents to serve the band hamburgers during home games. Aberdeen RotarianĀ and City Councilman Jeff Cook challenged the voters of Grays Harbor that if the second Public Hospital District was adopted he would donate $1,000 toward a new concession stand.

McGregor said “So they did, and he [Cook] gave us the $1,000 and then he said ‘you guys need to apply for a grant, they give money out, and now’s the time’ So we asked [The Aberdeen Rotary Club] for $4,800, which is quite a bit more than what the Rotary will normally give.”

With that grant, the Boosters bought a pre-fabricated building that now sits near the end zone at Stewart Field. Joy said with it, they will sell candy bars and pop during home games as well as provide burgers to the band. Proceeds from the sales will go to the non-profit club, which funds annual scholarships, music teacher stipends, and programs for the concerts.

They can always use more volunteers, anyone interested in joining the music boosters program can contact the group through Facebook, or at the schools website asd5.org

Aberdeen Music Boosters stand