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Music store to host food drive

PC Sound Music Store is hosting their annual Food for Strings donation drive from April 26 through May 1. 

PC Sound is offering a free guitar restringing to anyone who donates a specific amount of food or money. The proceeds and donations will benefit Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry in Washington and the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern NC in Greenville. 

“This year we will be providing restrings for 6-string acoustic and 6-string electric guitars thanks to D’Addario for sponsoring the event and supplying the strings. We realize this excludes some instruments we have done in the past such as bass guitars, classical and 12-string guitars, and ukuleles,” PC Sound said on the event listing on Facebook. “As much as we want to provide this service to as many instruments as possible, unfortunately we do not have the supplies to do so this year due to the effects of COVID-19. But you can still make a donation to benefit the food banks and Spin the Wheel for a prize.” 

The suggested donation for basic restringing is five pounds of pet food, five items of food, or $5 in a monetary donation. For the ultimate setup, 20 food items, 20 pounds of food, or $20 are recommended donation amounts. For electric guitars, there are two extra tiers. These extra tiers are 10 food items, 10 pounds of food, or $10 for basic string install with Floyd Rose or 40 food items, 40 pounds of food, or $40 for string install and complete setup of Floyd Rose. For individuals without a guitar, a spin to win prize wheel will be available to spin with any donation.

All old guitar strings will be recycled free of charge to individuals who have their instruments restrung. There is a limit of three guitars per person to ensure equal availability for all local musicians. 

PC Sound Music Store is located at 1826 W. 5th Street and is opened from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The store is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. For more information about the Food for Strings drive, visit the event page on Facebook.