A night of song and dance paid off in a generous way for the DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Ticket sales from the “Dancing for DuBard” concert held Friday, Oct. 2 at The Bottling Company in downtown Hattiesburg generated approximately $1,700 that was presented to the school.
The concert featured event organizer Jesse Howell and The Cowboy Blues Band along with fellow Pine Belt artists – Travis Clark and Ashley Barding.
“The concert was a great success and we appreciate the support of The Cowboy Blues Band, Travis Clark, Ashley Barding and The Bottling Company,” said Dr. Maureen Martin, director of the DuBard School. “The money raised will go toward providing specialized therapy to students with several language and speech disorders.”
Howell tipped his cowboy hat to the patrons who made the first “Dancing for DuBard” concert a worthwhile venture.
“The kindness which you have shown has made it possible for children with various afflictions to get some of the assistance they need to excel in their lives,” said Howell. “Without your generosity, it could not have been possible.”
To learn more about the DuBard School call 601-266-5223 or visit www.usm.edu/dubard/index.html
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