If a rock star says so, kids might just want to brush their teeth — so Hootie & the Blowfish will get that message out during Charleston’s 10th annual Homegrown Roundup between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Burke High School.
The special event is slated for the school’s auditorium at 244 President St. in Charleston, where band members Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, James "Soni" Sonefeld and Dean Felber will attend in support of one dozen Charleston County elementary schools.
Local dentistry practice Kids Teeth of Mt. Pleasant is organizing a school supply drive in connection with the event to commemorate the 10th year of Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup, which benefits many underserved children in Charleston County, courtesy of the four band members, at back-to-school time annually.
“We are excited about the opportunity to participate in the Hootie Homegrown Roundup again this year,” Dr. Mike Myers of Kids Teeth said. The practice also offers free dental exams during the event.
Area residents can drop off any of the following school supplies at the practice’s 1130 Professional Lane or 1073 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. locations: pencils, rulers, paper folders, spiral and composition notebooks, crayons, markers, scissors, erasers and glue sticks.
“The best thing about the Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup is the how appreciative the kids and parents are,” Kids Teeth office manager Belinda Wierschem said. “I love seeing their smiling faces.”