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Pickin’ Party brings in $30,000

Mark Newton and the organizers of his Homecoming Pickin’ Party presented a $30,000 check to James Monroe High School tonight for its athletics program.

Newton, a bluegrass musician who graduated from JM in 1976, said sports were a big part of his life growing up in Fredericksburg, and that he had always wanted to do something to give back. 

The concert took place Sept. 19 at Maury Stadium.