Hardships and misfortunes strike us all at some point in our lives, and for most of us picking up the pieces can be a difficult and strenuous process. Tia Kennedy and her family know this all too well after escaping a devastating fire that roared through their home on Monday, February 16. Tia and her family survived the disaster but the house and contents were all destroyed. The family is left with the task of starting from scratch, an undertaking that would be difficult for anyone, but especially for a mother of two small sons. Fortunately for the Kennedy family, they live in a community that is more than willing to lend a hand.
On Saturday, March 14 businesses and musicians from across Ohio and the Miami Valley come together to offer their support to the Kennedy family by holding a benefit concert in their honor featuring music from area bands Magic Jackson, Gin Soaked Angels, Sassafraz, Fam!ly, and Willy Clark. The benefit will be held at Actor’s Theatre in Fairborn beginning at noon. Admission is $10 and includes one raffle ticket, one 50/50 ticket, and a full day of music, prizes, and fun with all proceeds going to Tia and her family. ALL ages are welcome to this special event and kids are free.
Local business and bands from across the Buckeye state have donated dozens of prizes in support of this great cause! The outpouring of generosity may come as a surprise to some people, but not event organizer Kevin Dumont who says he’s not surprised, he’s grateful.
“Dayton is a wonderful place full of compassionate and realistic people, and the outpouring of love towards anyone in need is more common here due to that fact. We aren’t caught up in details, or circumstances so much, as we are caught up in the human spirit, and giving without expectation of reciprocation. It’s the stock we come from here in Dayton, OH, and Ohio in general really. When bad things happen to good people it’s nice to know that you have friends and family that are willing to step up and lend a helping hand.”
If you are unable to come to the benefit on Saturday and would like to show your support for Tia and her family please visit www.gofundme.com/mms7zk and make a donation today. To learn more about the event and to see a complete list of donors and prizes visit the event page on Facebook.
23 E Main St, Fairborn, OH 45324