PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The owner of Pat's Pizza in the Old Port teamed up with a rising country singer to raise money for anti-bullying efforts in Maine.
Shannon Selig is an up and coming singer-song writer. Now based in Nashville, Shannon grew up in North Yarmouth. Her video for "Show me the Light" has become a popular view on YouTube getting several thousand hits. It's about two 10-year old girls who took their own lives after being bullied.
She sang the song a few times today at an event hosted by Pat's owner Chris Tyll.
"Kids are growing up so fast right now and for them to have to deal with anonymous attacks, bullying through Facebook pages, emails and blogs. These are problems you and I didn't have to deal with growing up but our kids do today and we have to do something about that as parents, educators and neighbors", Tyll said.
All of the money raised at Today's event goes to Keeping Kids Safe, a local non-profit that brings together resources for parents, schools and child caregivers to help keep children safe.