PAWNBROKERS PLAY SANTA CLAUS

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Pawn Shops Team Up for Musical Instrument Gift Day today Pawn shops in 17 states across the country are joining forces this holiday season to provide underprivileged children with hundreds of musical instruments. The National Pawnbrokers Association, who is sponsoring the event, has christened the effort Musical Instrument Gift Day, and the program is designed to put musical instruments into …

Local pawn shop gives gift of music for Christmas

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Written by LaSaundra Brown Jim Clarke, better known as “Pappy” of Pappy’s Pawn Shop, keeps his place rocking with guitars, flutes, violins, and trumpets. His pawn shop looks a lot like a music store. It’s filled with all types of instruments. If you look around, it’s obvious Pappy has a passion for music. For him, loving music also means sharing …

A Gift Of Musical Proportions To The School For The Deaf And The Blind

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By: Mary Lu Saylor Published: December 08, 2009 A symphonic surprise for students at the South Carolina School For The Deaf And The Blind. Monday the students received new and gently used instruments thanks to the Downtown Spartanburg Lions Club and the National Pawnbrokers Association. The school received everything from flutes to drums. The school says the instruments have been …

Carolina Spotlight: Pawnbrokers give gift of music

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Posted: 12.08.2009 at 5:04 PM The halls are alive with the sound of music or they soon will be now that the students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind got their long-awaited wish! Students were granted the gift of music on Monday. The surprise gifts were provided by Myrtle Beach-area pawn shops, including Dick’s Pawn, …

SCSDB might start a band with these gifts

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By LYNNE P. SHACKLEFORD Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 3:15 a.m. The S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind will be a happier and much noisier place because of a generous gift from the S.C. Pawnbrokers Association and the Lions Club. Students and staff members of the school were surprised Monday afternoon with trumpets, drums, xylophones, cymbals, guitars, …

Music students get their hardware for a song

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Filed by Lisa Roberson December 7th, 2009 ELYRIA — Inside a back room at Steve Smith’s North Ridge Road business, Park and Pawn, musical instruments are sometimes easy to find. They are there because down-on-their-luck customers trade them in for cash, or parents of children long removed from the school band want to clear out their closets. They hang from …

Pawn Express donates instruments

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Christmas came early for the Goshen High School Band. Joey Holley, owner of Pawn Express of Troy, donated 20 musical instruments to the band Wednesday as part of a nationwide effort on the part of pawnbrokers to provide musical instruments to underprivileged children. Holley said the donation was made in support of Musical Instrument Gift Day, which is sponsored by …