Sunday, October 28, 2007

Come to Rabbit Hash, KY November 3 and 4

Friends of Rabbit Hash Plan Benefit for Richard Young

Citizens in and around the historical town of Rabbit Hash (best known for electing a dog as its mayor) are staging a benefit to be held Saturday and Sunday November 3rd and 4th in the barn and in the Rabbit Hash General Store. The proceeds of the benefit will go to Richard Young, husband to Terrie Markesbery-Young, proprietress of the Store. Richard has been diagnosed with Stage 4 neck and head cancer. The money is meant to defray what will undoubtedly be astronomical medical costs.

Young is a master stone carver, whose craftsmanship and artistry is known for his expertise with the hammer and chisel. He carves the same way it has been done for thousands of years; strictly by hand. Examples of his work can be found throughout the tri-state, most notably at the All Saints Catholic Church in Walton, KY., for which he carved hundreds of figures, symbols and architectural features that adorn the church.

The benefit will include a silent auction to be held on Saturday only from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Art Gallery. The auction will include donated items such as original artwork, hand made jewelry, specialty baskets and an antique ruger with a hand crafted holster.

The rest of Saturday and Sunday will be filled with barbeque, burgers, raffles, live music and an appearance by the world famous canine mayor, "Junior". Over 20 local bands from varied genres of music have generously donated their time to the benefit.

Beginning at 12:00 NOON both days, the scheduled live music acts will be:

Saturday, November 3rd: Remember... Turn clocks back 1 hour Saturday night!

In the Store

12:00 The Rabbit Hash String Band
1:00 Moonshine Drive
2:15 Cynical Mountain Boys
3:30 Brian Ewing
4:45 Anna Scala 6:30 The StarDevils
6:00 Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
7:15 Frontier Folk Nebraska

In the Barn

1:30 Lagniappe
2:45 DRB & the Private Orchestra
4:00 The Modified
5:15 The Turkeys
7:45 Poke
9:00 500 Miles to Memphis
10:15 Kenton County Regulators

Sunday, November 4th:

In the Store

12:00 Reminiscent
1:00 Lauren Houston
2:15 Downtown County Band
3:30 Raison D'Etre
4:45 Chris Dunnett
6:00 The Moxie Band

In the Barn

1:30 Core
2:45 Kelly Thomas & the Fabulous Pick Ups
4:00 Dallas Moore
5:15 Jake Speed
6:30 Straw Boss

Food, drink, raffles, and kisses from Mayor Junior throughout both days! All aspects of the benefit are open to the public. $10 donation to the "Richard Young Expense Fund" is suggested.

In addition, a fund for Richard has been set up at Heritage Bank. Donations to the Richard Young Expense Fund can be made at any branch. You may also donate online via the Rabbit Hash General Store's Paypal account.

NOTE: For the latest up-to-date event information, directions or to make a contribution go to:
Richard Young Benefit

1 comment:

Jeanne Sheridan said...

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