Salvation Army raises $235 at weekend fundraiser

Friday, August 17, 2012

More than 70 people turned out on Saturday, Aug. 11 to support the Salvation Army and hear several talented local musicians perform at the Fun and Friends Senior Center, raising $235.

The event was sponsored by Go Green Ozarks, according to organization president Mike Slack of Rural Thayer.

MC for the event was Alonzo Bradwell, who opened with his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, and an introduction of Wayne Hopper of the Salvation Army.

Both music and sound were provided by Stephen Wayne Clark, followed by Ed and DJ of the Thayer Music Store, Billy Rogers on bluegrass banjo, and gospel music by both Donnie and Patti Finley and David and Terri Stephens.

Fun and Friends director Donna Stout and volunteers provided refreshments.

"We all think of the Salvation Army at Christmas time when volunteer bell ringers are out, but they help people and need help themselves all year long," Slack said.

He also noted that those who missed hearing the musical groups will be able to hear them perform at the Go Green Fall Festival October 20 and 21 in Thayer City Park.

Additionally the Fun and Friends Senior Center is holding a Fish Fry and Raffle Fundraiser on Sept. 8th, 2012 starting at 4:00 p.m. with tickets on sale now at the Senior Center.

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