"Slaying the Dragon" - A Benefit Concert for Beth Bess

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Photos by: Steven W. Looney

"Slaying the Dragon" a fight against Leukemia. Beth McIntire-Bess has been battling Leukemia for the past few months. Beth and her husband Greg, owners of Words & Afterwords in Hardy, have long been know for their active support and involvement in the local communities. The Afterwords Cafe' provides local musical entertainment each week-end. After learning of Beth's fight, John Parks, who has been a favorite performer at the Cafe, enlisted the help of Sarah Jo Roark, Gary Lawrence and many others, to put together a Concert. A large amount of items were donated by many local business, for auction/sale. A huge crowd made monetary donations at the door of the A.L. Hutson Center in Highland, to enjoy the benefit Concert. Entertainment was provided by: John Parks and Erin Walters, The Lockhouse Orchestra featuring.. Danny Dozier, Mike Foster, Jerry Bone, Penny Wolfe, Sarah Jo Roark and John Parks. Other featured artist were Billy Joe French, Tim Crouch, Gary Rounds, Doug DeForest, Tahya Taffer and David Lynn Jones & Friends.