Jubilee Youth Ranch concert Feb. 26


If there was ever a chance to get your "country" on for a good cause, it's coming up.

Jubilee Youth Ranch and Ed Dailey will present "Legends of Country" benefit concert 5-8 p.m. 26 at Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College campus.

The event will include acts by a number of artists and raffles for everything from private wine tastings to a horse, noted organizer Ron Prentiss of the nonprofit organization that serves boys ages 13-18.

The event is free. Organizers are asking for nonperishable food items or cash donations that will go to Jubilee and Feeding America, formerly known as Second Harvest food banks. SClBHeadliner for the night will be Rebecca Holden, who played April Curtis in TV series, "Knight Rider." Holden was trained in classical voice and piano and has sung opera and performed lead roles in musical theater productions such as "Oliver" and "Damn Yankees," as well as released a record of country songs.

The benefit concert's performers also include Cale Moon, April DeCock and Rob Shilvey.

The needs for the youth ranch range are multiple, Prentiss said. Money is needed, for example, to make bulk purchases of hygiene items and uniforms of blue polo shirts and khaki pants for the 29 or so boys who spend time at the ranch.

Kids come there for a variety of reasons, Prentiss explained. Some are remanded by the courts for felony crimes, while others are having behavioral issues and cannot live at home. Some have come from a dysfunctional family life that cannot support raising a healthy teen, he added.

Raffle prizes include auto detailing packages, motel stays and a handmade saddle from Corriente Saddle Company in New Mexico -- to go with that American Paint horse.

Tickets for those will be available at the concert or ahead of time at The Western Store on Highway 11 in Milton-Freewater. The saddle will be on display at the store, as well.

For more information call Prentiss at 509-749-2079.


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