Texas Pete opens up about what it means to be part of Make-A-Wish benefit

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Every year local band favorite Texas Pete does many benefits for various charities throughout the region. We know that besides doing good for others less fortunate it also makes everyone who plays in his band feel good inside.

CC sat down and chatted with Texas Pete (aka Jerry Drouin) recently about what this weekend's fund-raiser is all about.

CC: Have you been involved with Make-A-Wish NH for very long?

Texas Pete: Yes off and on for 15 years hosted by my friend Terri Ferry. Using my music and bands over the years to provide entertainment to benefit the cause at hand ... that's what the Texas Pete Band is all about. I do eight to 12 benefits a year.

CC: What is the most important thing to you about doing this Make-A-Wish foundation benefit?

Texas Pete: The children ... it breaks my heart they will die from the health issues they have and the suffering some go through is awful, so I feel it's the least I can do to do my part to bring at least a moment of happiness to them no matter what it is.

CC: How do you see the pandemic affecting fund-raisers like this?

Texas Pete: I don't see it being as big of an issue or problem as last year at this time, but precautions I'm sure will be taken to keep things safe.


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Texas Pete Band fund-raiser for Make A Wish NH hosted by the Governor's Inn, Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH. Doors open at 11 a.m.

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Now get out and about and enjoy the weekend!

CC Bissett is a longtime Rochester music scene aficionado. She lives in Lebanon, Maine. You can contact here at

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