Tuckerton Leader

American Legion Hosts Benefit Concert for Child Organ Donor Cause

Oct 03, 2014

On Sunday, Oct. 12, American Legion Post 493 in Little Egg Harbor presents a benefit concert from 1 to 6 p.m. for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and younger.

The event features the talents of 10 local bands: Jimmy Brogan and Crooked Shelf; Matt Fisher; The 559; Garage Kept; Smallwood Brothers; Jeremy Renner Band; New Sense; T-Bone Edward Band; and one more to be announced.

Contributing to the festival-like atmosphere will be food and beverages (including hot dogs and coleslaw from Applebee’s of Manahawkin), a juggler, stilt walker, petting zoo and balloon artist, as well as raffle drawings and a Chinese auction featuring fine art, electronics and more.

Preceding the benefit concert, as explained by the post’s public relations coordinator, Sherri Korker, is a “jail and bail” fundraiser called “COTA’s Most Wanted,” whereby donors pledge to raise a minimum of $300 in “fines” – or do like Jon Miller Car Care Center in Tuckerton, which upped the stakes to $1,000 – and if the money isn’t raised by Oct. 12, sponsors are “arrested” and brought to the “COTA Detention Center” at the American Legion Hall, located at 420 Radio Rd.

Others who have pledged to collect “fines” to help save a child’s life include: Tuckerton Mayor Buck Evans; Earl Sutton of the Little Egg Harbor Municipal Utilities Authority; BayShore Realty’s Tony Foglia; Legion members Andy Jackson, Gene O’Grady and Rich Gatto; and “the Tequila Sunrise Gang” of Ashley Zielinski, Tracy Carbone and Jennifer Lippert.

For more information, call the Post at 609-296-9771 or Korker at 609-713-0447. —V.F.

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