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Bands to play in fight against cancer

Sitting around the table in her home, Evelyn Ellis discovered a way to meld two passions into a winning combination.

Her teenage grandsons wanted to play music in a band. She combined that with her enthusiasm for fighting cancer in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars to form the first Play for Life Jam Session.

The event that is inviting local kids to play music will take place at the corner of Wisham and White Oak Roads in the paraplane field on March 10. Bands will be performing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"We're doing this, putting it on with kids," Ms. Ellis said. "Any teenager, whether they can play or not, I want them to get up there and sing or play any kind of instrument."

The event is free to attend, but all donations will go to help fight cancer through the VFW, Ms. Ellis said. As an added bonus, it will give area youth a positive activity.

"We figured if we do it through kids, it keeps them from getting in trouble, having no where to go on Saturday," Ms. Ellis said.

There will be food and kids' games at the event. Any kind of music from young musicians is welcome. Anyone wanting to volunteer at the event should show up by 9 a.m. For registration or more information, call 706-597-0514 or 706-595-5456.

Web posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007

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