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Civic club donates check, readies for concert

Corinth Kiwanis Club members Tina McKee, Jackie Holt, Judy Glenn, Ken Weeden, Louanna Montgomery and Earl Owens present a check for $5,500 to Miss Tupelo 2019 Taylor Hughes and Le Bonheur representive Connie Haygood. Le Bonheur Children's Hospital will benefit from the funds raised by the local civic club.



The Corinth Kiwanis Club is making a difference one event at a time.

While ramping up for Saturday night's Leon Frazier Memorial Gospel Concert, the civic organization paused for a moment earlier this week to make a sizable donation.

Members of the local club presented Le Bonheur Children's Hospital with a check for $5,500.

Le Bonheur representative Connie Haygood was in Corinth to accept the check.

The monies were raised from the February Father-Daughter Ball, according to Kiwanis Club President Judy Glenn.

"The club makes this donation in recognition of the many local and area children that Le Bonheur has and will serve," she said. "The community and everyone who attended and supported this year's ball are really who raised this money. It's because of them that we are able to raise money and donate to such a worthy cause like Le Bonheur."

Glenn said this weekend's gospel singing is a club fundraiser that will provide scholarships to local high school students in Alcorn County.

"Well over $200,000 has been awarded to area students to further their education as a result of this great event," said Glenn. "We hope that everyone will come out and support their local Kiwanis Club and make a difference in the life of a child. I promise it will be a great night of southern gospel music that will bless your soul."

The 22nd annual Leon Frazier Memorial Gospel Concert is set for Saturday night at the Corinth Coliseum.

Named for late Corinth businessman Leon Frazier, this year's lineup will not only feature Frazier's daughter, DuJuana Frazier Thompson and family, but also three nationally known southern gospel groups including Karen Peck & New River, the Hoppers and Josh & Ashley Franks.

Glenn compared the concert's performers to the music heard at the Gospel Tent in NOLA at Jazzfest.

"This is Corinth's premiere gospel music event," she added. "It is not a night to miss."

(General admission tickets will be available at the door for $15 each. Artist Circle Reception tickets are $25 and can be purchased by contacting 662-665-1175. The Artist Circle Reception begins at 4 p.m. General admission doors open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. concert.)