The Mountain Madtom Music Fest was held on Saturday, October 14 at Carriage House Farm as a benefit for the Whitewater River Watershed. Despite a few showers, a good crowd turned out to hear seven Bluegrass bands and support a good cause. The event, which was spearheaded by ECO (Environmental Community Organization), was sponsored by Green Acres Kayak and Carriage House Farm with donations by many local businesses.
Some of the bands that played were: Clear Mountain Bluegrass, The Farmer and the Crow, Rabbit Hash String Band and Maria Carrelli. The goal of the event was to raise money to keep the Whitewater River one of the cleanest in Ohio. The Mountain Madtom, along with the Northern, Brindle and Stone Cat Madtoms are small endangered or threatened catfish that live in the river. They are quite pollution intolerant, so by protecting their environment, we protect them. Thank you to all who came out to support the cause.