Last weekend’s rain washed out both a Concert on the Green and a memorial march in honor of the late Professor Rob Whitton, who died after begin hit by a car on Concord Road in 2011 . Both events have been rescheduled for this Sunday night in downtown Davidson.
The Concert on the Green runs 6-8pm, featuring The Dickens, a reggae and variety band. It’s free and you’re invited to bring a blanket and a picnic basket. The concert is on the steps of the Davidson library branch on the Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road.
At 7pm, the community will celebrate the life of Robert Whitton with a New Orleans-style march. Led by a group of professional horn players, community members are encouraged to join in the march, dancing and making noise. The march will start at the Village Green and proceed down Concord Road before crossing a the crosswalk where Professor Whitton was struck in 2011.
The march is being organized by Summit Coffee and The Birdsnest. The two Davidson companies joined forces last Sunday for an 8-hour memorial concert. In addition to the great celebration and great music, the event raised nearly $1,000 for the Robert Whitton Memorial Fund at Davidson College.
Tim Helfrich, owner of Summit, remembers Whitton as “a much beloved professor of mathematics at Davidson College. He was also a vibrant member of the community known for his always friendly demeanor and his love of good conversation. Among his other interests, Robert was a devoted supporter of live music.”
During the first hour of the Concert on the Green, Summit Coffee and The Birdsnest will host a “Make-A-Shaker” station where children and adults are welcome to build a shaker out of recycled bottles and dried rice. Donations for the Robert Whitton Memorial Fund will be accepted.
WATCH LAST YEAR’S VIDEO
Check out this video, produced by David Boraks of DavidsonNews.net, from last year’s inaugural event. CLICK HERE»