On Saturday night, September 15, 2018, the inaugural Smith & Wesley and Friends Benefit Concert was held in Ringgold, GA. The concert was to raise funds for the Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment. Artists taking the stage that night included John Anderson, Bucky Covington, Cotter Hill, Mitch Rossell, and, country duo Smith & Wesley.
Shirley Smith stated, ” The Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment was started when Wesley passed away in January 2015. When alive, Wesley was very personally involved in his community. He pioneered the Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation to better benefit the community. His wish was for the foundation to continue even if the bank ceased operation. Knowing this was his wish, the Smith family started the endowment”.
The concert was held at Northwest Groegia Amphitheater, which was built for the bank’s 100th birthday and given to the community. The amphitheater is one of many community projects with which the Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment was involved. During the Saturday night show, the stage was offically named the L. Wesley Smith Memorial Stage.
Thanks to these sponsors, who helped make this fundraiser possible: NASH ICON 107.9, Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, Gary Jackson Insurance, Enviroguard Pest Solutions, Gilbert Construction, Generation Rx, Greased Light’n. First Bank, Ameriprise Financial, Gig City Press, Farm to Fork, Parkway Pharmacy, LLC, Price Ringgold Drug, and Dr. Ronal Graham DDS.
Any of our readers who would like to contribute to The Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment can send donations to:
Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment
345 Frazier Ave., Unit 205
Chattanooga, TN 37405
This article was to tell you all about The Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment. Check back for articles about each of the entertainers who helped to make this first-ever Smith & Wesley and Friends Benefit Concert a success. In articles to be posted soon, we will be telling you about the opening acts, Cotter Hill and Mitch Rossell, as well as Bucky Covington, John Anderson and, of course, Smith & Wesley.
Mitch Rossell, Cotter Hall, Bucky Covington and John Anderson
Keep Fall 2019 in mind, so you can make plans for the second annual Smith & Wesley and Friends Benefit Concert. If you live in the Ringgold, Ga., area, or can plan a little vacation next fall, keep an eye on their website and Facebook for information about the next concert. You can follow them on Twitter @smithandwesley.
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