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Davis family benefit offers music, auction

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A fundraiser to benefit the family of the late Korley Davis is still on for Friday evening.

The event, to be held at Calsonic Arena, will kick off at 5 p.m. with live music.

The Bedford County community rallied in prayer and support of Korley, who was on life support at Vanderbilt awaiting a double lung transplant for a month, by planning numerous fundraisers to benefit her, including tomorrow's. Sadly, the 11-year-old girl passed away last week.

Korley's family incurred extensive medical debt throughout her illness.

The music portion of the benefit will begin with Nashville songwriter Heino Scott from the Music Row Show and Shelbyville's Kacey Smith, said Jeffrey McGee, organizer. A barbecue dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost will be $5 per plate.

A kids' zone, with "inflatables, pony rides, face and hair painting, train ride and much more fun" can be expected, McGee said.

There will be a silent auction and a live auction, with several items available to bid on including guitars, fiddles, CDs and gift baskets signed by country music greats like Charlie Daniels, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift and more.

Also auctioned will be two week-long vacations to Florida, Ducks Unlimited prints, antique furniture, a handmade entertainment center and other furniture by local craftsmen, jewelry, tickets to Nashville Predators and Titans games, the Grand Ole Opry and a Sugarland concert.

An aluminum truck toolbox, NASCAR autographed memorabilia, gift cards and gift baskets from local businesses and restaurants, knives, kitchen aides, baby cribs with bedding, area rugs, one free year of day care, a flat screen television, a deer stand and tickets to the Biltmore have also been added to the slate.

Tickets can be purchased at Edgemont Baptist Church or at the door Friday night,

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