Rise & Fall: Herb David Guitar Studio and Food Gatherers
One is a business that has managed to keep its doors open for more than 50 years, the other is a charitable organization that couldn't quite reach its goal.
Here are our picks for Thursday's winner and loser from the news.
Between visits from future and current rock stars, this business has stood the test of time. After 50 years, owner Herb David has managed to keep his guitar studio, located at 302 E. Liberty St., not just open, but growing. Throughout the years, he has expanded, added lessons and programs, and taught himself through trial and error how to craft a quality instrument from scratch — with no signs of stopping.
With the Rockin' for the Hungry drive all wrapped up as of Sunday, Food Gatherers raised 150 tons total of food — 50 tons short of the 200-ton goal — but organizers are staying optimistic. The group still is hoping to make up the difference with donations, which they have done in the past, so reaching the goal is not out of the question.