Published on December 13, 2017

Big Spin Second-Hand Music Sale Will Benefit Scott County Mental Health Court Pilot Project



Animals and Zombies, Byrds and Stones, polka and disco.

Genesis Philanthropy and U of I Community Credit Union will help you “spin the hits with hot stax of wax’’ at the Big Spin second-hand music sale on Sunday, Jan. 28 at the RiverCenter in Davenport.
 
Hours will be noon to 4 p.m. with special early entry available at 11 a.m.  Admission is $20 for early entry and $5 from noon to 4 p.m.  Each ticket includes a record from the “bargain bins.’’

Hundreds of 33 rpm and 45s featuring every musical interest from movie soundtracks to country and “crooners’’ have been donated by iHeart Media and private collectors. Proceeds will benefit the Scott County Mental Health Court Pilot Project. Most records will be priced at $3, $5 and $10.

Vendors with music-related collections of their own, including recordings, album covers, autographs, turntables and other equipment, can rent tables for the event.

There is much more information for vendors at www.bigspinqc.com.

“This will be a great opportunity for collectors hoping to add to their collections and for those who sold, gave away, or trashed their albums over the years and would like to start a collection again,’’ said Missy Gowey, executive director of Genesis Philanthropy. “There are many classic titles and artists among the stacks of wax.

“It will be a fun day and proceeds will benefit a lot of people positively.”

Genesis Philanthropy has provided the funding for the Scott County Mental Health Court Pilot Program since the program was launched in 2016.

Mental Health Courts are designed to reduce the number of persons with mental illnesses in the criminal court system, reduce the numbers of criminal convictions of people with mental illness and to reduce the number of people in prisons and jails who may be better served by diversion to a path of behavioral health. Mental Health Courts identify underlying mental health issues contributing to criminal behavior.

Thus far, the Scott County Mental Health Court Pilot Project has represented a cost avoidance of $300,000 for Scott County and its taxpayers.

Other impacts of the Scott County Mental Health Court Pilot Project include:

•    The court has successfully changed the lives of 19 clients
•    79% of those served have participated in substance abuse programs
•    74% have had basic needs provided, including clothing, shoes, medication and personal hygiene items
•    58% have actively sought employment and 21% have attained employment since entering the program

Special thanks to iHeart Media, Alec Palmer, Davenport RiverCenter and Ragged Records for Big Spin support.

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