Teen Records Christmas CD to Help Young Flood Victims
16-year-old Jordan Marsh loves Christmas music and loves playing it on a guitar inside a recording studio at his Duryea home. The Holy Cross High School junior decided a few months ago to make a Christmas CD for family and friends -- but then the flood of 2011 altered that original plan. "I'd like to spread the idea that the people need help that this is a serious thing," he said. "I figure the Christmas music is the best way to do it. I mean I don't know anybody who doesn't like Christmas music."
Jordan recorded an 8-song Christmas instrumental CD called "A Little Christmas Guitar". All of the proceeds go toward buying toys for Duryea children whose homes were flooded. Jordan and his dad, Jerry, are volunteer firefighters who helped during the Duryea flood cleanup. The teen got the inspiration to sell the cd after his father told him how flood victims would be impacted for the holidays. "Some will have an okay Christmas. Some won't have much of a Christmas at all," said Mr. Marsh. "And he said well what about the kids. I said some of them are going to have a rough time this year." "Somebody's got to help the kids," said Jordan. "I'm selling this CD. I don't need the money but they do."
The CD's costs $5.00 each and are available at a limited number of Duryea businesses and Diocese of Scranton schools. His father is proud that his son exhibits the true meaning of Christmas. "He amazes me, he amazes me. And I know it's going to go a long way in life," said Mr. Marsh.
You can buy "A Little Christmas Guitar" CD at Family Pharmacy and The Technology Shop, both located on Main Street in Duryea. It's also available at Holy Cross High School in Dunmore, Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre and Holy Rosary School that's temporarily located in Avoca until repairs are completed at the Duryea school building site. You can also order the cd by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling 570-457-2000.