April 17, 2008

Neighbors helping Neighbors

Neighbors helping neighbors
The Tennessean• April 11, 2008

It’s typical of these parts -- neighbors helping neighbors. This special place we call home is anchored by its strong sense of community. So when tornadoes ravaged some of its own, others stepped up to help out.
In the immediate aftermath, the heroes were the guys with the chain saws, the gals bringing boxes to those who had little to put in them, the rescue squad, those offering food and shelter.

And later -- it was the stars. The Fox Brothers and Larry Strickland were the instigators, organizing a show at Grace Chapel. Others quickly joined in -- Leiper’s Fork Bluegrass, Palmetto State Quartet and Wynonna Judd.The stellar show drew a sold out crowd of nearly 900 to Grace Chapel. For their $20 ticket, they received a priceless evening of entertainment. And nearly $20,000 was raised for the Red Cross who distributed it to area tornado victims.It was an incredible evening, but then, nothing out of the ordinary in this place where neighbors do help neighbors.To see some of them, click on "Leiper's Fork Neighbors" at the right of this story.

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