Thursday, June 16, 2011
Fund-raiser Friday for blood disease victim
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is sponsoring a fish fry benefit fund-raiser June 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Holly Springs.
The benefit is for Erica Yeager, daughter of Eric and Cheryl Yeager of the Waterford community.
Erica has been diagnosed with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare blood disease. She will be hospitalized for 45 days and will have to remain in the Memphis, Tenn., area for up to one year during her treatment and recovery.
Erica’s younger sister, Leslie Shaye Yeager, will be her bone marrow donor. Leslie will be hospitalized for four to seven days barring complications.
The benefit is to provide financial assistance to the family during Erica’s lengthy treatment and recovery period. The family will be required to remain in the Memphis area during this time as well.
Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department will prepare the food and sell fish plates at $10 each. The plate will consist of a generous portion of fish, cole slaw, hushpuppies, French fries and dessert.
No tickets will be sold for this fund-raiser. However, all churches, businesses and the entire community are urged to come out and help support this worthy cause.
Hill Country Picnic June 24-25 at Foxfire
Now in its sixth year, the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic will be held June 24-25 at Foxfire Ranch, 1465 Old Oxford Road, Waterford.
This year’s festival lineup features Hill Country musicians Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, The North Mississippi Allstars, Duoluco, Jimbo Mathus, Rising Star Fife and Drum Band and many more. The two-day festival takes place in the rolling hills of Marshall County and will run from 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24, until after midnight on Saturday, June 25.
The festival is the brainchild of Potts Camp resident and acclaimed bluesman Kenny Brown, who has witnessed firsthand the worldwide appeal and influence of Hill Country Blues through his long tenure with R.L. Burnside and travels with his own band.
The festival annually features artists with close ties to North Mississippi Hill Country blues.
“We’ve got a great lineup, and we hope people will come out to enjoy the music, workshop, food and camping,” Brown said.
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