A full lineup of acts is slated for the benefit music show 6 p.m. Saturday at the South Middle School Auditorium.
Our group, Natural Disaster, will perform for about an hour at the beginning of the approximately three-hour program, which will conclude with a similar length performance by the renowned area southern gospel group, the Victorymen.
During the middle hour, numerous performers, most associated with the Joplin R-8 School District (teachers, support staff, students) will take the stage. One who is not associated with the district is Diamond High School graduate Casey Welch, one of my former Diamond Middle School students, who will sing three songs.
The proceeds will go to Columbia Elementary custodian Leroy Wilson, to help with his medical expenses. Wilson is battling cancer.
A silent auction for several gift baskets will also be held.
The price at the door is $5.
Those who cannot make the show, but who want to contribute can send their money to Columbia Elementary.