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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
The Gaffer Project is one of six bands that will perform in a benefit concert for the Wounded Eagle Fund on Friday, Jan. 25 in the Franklin County High School auditorium.
Friday, January 18, 2013
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
Franklin County High School's Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host a benefit concert Friday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Wounded Eagle Fund, which was established by the FFA last spring to provide financial assistance to the families of four students who were involved in a fatal car crash Jan. 23, 2012.
Agricultural teachers at FCHS said that the fund will also be used to help any FCHS student who may need it in the future.
To date, the fund has been able to assist multiple families with $500 each.
Music for the benefit will be provided by six different bands, all with ties to FCHS.
The bands include Cry for Salvation (Christian rock), The Gaffer Project (lyrical), Kerosene Willy (freestyle rock and roll), Scythe of Kronos (screamo), Joon D (Christian rap) and Beandawg Mountain Boys (feel-good roots music).
"The benefit promises to be a musical event like no other," said Lauren Woody, FFA member. "The Wounded Eagle Fund has helped multiple families, but now we need more money in order to help more families."
Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments will also be available.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the FFA at (540) 483-5519 or (540) 483-5799.
Monetary donations are also being accepted. Anyone who wishes to donate can send a check to "Wounded Eagle Fund" at Franklin County High School, 700 Tanyard Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.