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Salvation Army Benefit planned for Aug. 11

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"The Salvation Army is always there for people in need, and now the Salvation Army needs help from the citizens of Oregon and Fulton Counties to raise funds to continue helping. To meet that goal, Go Green Ozarks is sponsoring a benefit concert to raise funds for the Salvation Army August 11, 7pm at the Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center, " according to Go Green president Mike Slack of rural Thayer.

"The concert will feature five local musical groups who have all generously donated their time to the event. 100 percent of donations raised will go to the Salvation Army," Slack said.

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 and Donnie and Patty Finley and David and Teri Stevens, Billy Rogers on Banjo...and 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. 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," Slack said.

He noted that Fun and Friends Senior Center would provide snacks and drinks for a small charge to benefit area seniors, and that Wayne Hopper, the director of Salvation Army activities here, would be at the event to speak.

For more information, please call 417-264-2435.

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