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    Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:42:12

    Alan Jackson to Play Charity Show in Virginia on May 20 - He will raise funds for LEF, a local education fund

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    Country music superstar Alan Jackson will take his show to the small town of Mineral, VA – population 490 – on Sunday, May 20 at 8:00 PM in the parking lot of Louisa County High School. The show is an effort to help raise money for the Louisa Education Foundation (LEF).

    Funds raised for the Louisa Education Foundation (LEF) will be used to assist the county public schools in their rebuilding efforts as a result of an August 2011 earthquake. The fund will help in the rebuilding of the Louisa County High School and be earmarked for replacement of the school's extensively-used auditorium. The Louisa County High School is currently condemned after earthquake damage.  

    In addition to the concert, The Alan Jackson Charity Golf Classic will be held at The Royal Virginian Golf Course on the morning of Saturday, May 19. For details on registering as a player or team, please visit The Royal Virginian. All proceeds from the tournament will help fund LEF.

    Jackson's concert is the culmination of a national campaign. Fans across the country had two months last fall to vote, with the winning city receiving a concert from Jackson. The little town of Mineral amassed over 31,000 votes and won the opportunity to host the concert. Mineral continues to repair and rebuild after they were the epicenter of a rare East Coast earthquake that hit on August 23, 2011, causing widespread damage in the region.

    Alan Jackson is one helluva dude.

    What can you do to assist his efforts?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.06.12



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