Concert raises $4k for local tornado relief

Published 6:17 pm Friday, July 8, 2011

Upwards of 80 people packed the Demopolis Country Club Thursday evening in an effort to bolster relief for local victims of April’s tornado outbreak.

A benefit concert featuring Joey and Tony Gulizia and Jill Tutt raised more than $4500, which will be sent to the Marengo County Commission for disbursement for local needs.

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“All of the funds raised stay right here in the county,” Tutt said.

The event lasted approximately three hours, with a come and go crowd that exceeded expectations.

“Everything was great,” Tutt said. “The crowd was what we were hoping for and we had hoped to raise around $4000. It couldn’t have worked out much better.”’