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Weekend benefit concert will be held

Published 4:39pm Thursday, October 4, 2012

When Elizabeth Jones was diagnosed with cancer in May, her colleagues at the Clanton City Barber Shop stepped in to support their friend.

City Barber Shop employee Susie Smith said most of the workers at the barbershop have worked together for years with everyone feeling like a family.

Although Jones diligently showed up to work every day, Smith said she was also having chemotherapy and radiation treatments for her bladder cancer that would make her tired and lethargic.

“She never complained about having to work,” Smith said. “We all knew that she didn’t really feel like coming into work (due to the treatments) but she had to support her family including two children.”

Smith wanted to figure out a way to help her friend financially and decided to seek out local musicians from Chilton County on Facebook to see if they would be interested in putting together a concert.

“Once I started contacting some of the musicians, they were all willing to help out in any way they could,” Smith said. “From that point on, everything just worked out for us to be able to put this concert on.”

The benefit concert will be Oct. 6 from 4-8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Clanton.

Musical acts will include Thorsby’s Jessie Minor, Clanton’s Epic of Erra, and the Six-Mile Band.

“Several of these musicians regularly come into the barbershop so they know Jones and wanted to use their talents to help her out,” Smith said. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy a great show.”

Admission is $10 at the door, and refreshments will be served with all of the proceeds going to help Jones in her recovery.

For more information on the event, call 755-5815.

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