To help meet that goal, Go Green Ozarks is sponsoring a benefit concert to raise funds for the Salvation Army on Saturday, August 11, starting at 7 p.m. at the Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center.
"The concert will feature five local musical groups who have all generously donated their time to the event," said Go Green president Mike Slack of rural Thayer. "100 percent of donations raised will go to the Salvation Army."
Those performing include Stephen Wayne Clark, an entertainer who spent years with the Andy Williams Moon River Theater in Branson, the Alonzo Bradwell Band, Southern Gospel performers Donnie and Patty Finley and David and Teri Stevens, plus Billy Rogers on Banjo...and many more.
"The idea for the event came about because I always see the volunteer bell ringers in December, out in the cold, freezing. That's when we think of the Salvation Army, but they are active all year, and it made sense to help them out in the summer time, when people are more active," said Slack. "We spoke with Go Green volunteers Darlene Holman and B.J. Jordan, and the good folks at the Ministerial Alliance, and everyone agreed the time was right to help out in this area. We are very grateful that the entertainers were willing to donate their time and that Fun and Friends was available for a good location."
The Fun and Friends Senior Center will provide snacks and drinks for a small charge to benefit area seniors, and Wayne Hopper, the director of Salvation Army activities in the area, will speak at the event.
For more information, call 417-264-2435.