When all of the proceeds are counted, including donations sent to Columbia Elementary by those who could not make it, tonight's benefit music show at South Middle School will have raised more than $1,000 to help custodian Leroy Wilson with medical expenses.
It was an enjoyable evening right from the start and Natural Disaster enjoyed taking part in the show.
Anyone who wants to contribute to the Leroy Wilson fund should send the money to the Columbia Elementary office.
The accompanying video shows Natural Disaster performing the Johnny Rivers classic, "Poor Side of Town." A big thanks to Karissa Dowell for handling the video work.
The event also included various singing acts, a dramatic performance by a Joplin repertory group, and the "Evolution of Dance" number by a number of South Middle School teachers.
The success of the benefit was made possible through the hard work of the South custodial staff and contributions from the other schools in the Joplin R-8 School District: