Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Headstone Project fundraiser a success

BOOGIE WOOGIE RED (Photo by Leni Sinclair)
The Detroit Blues Society Headstone Project Fundraiser concert last Sunday at the Hastings Street Ballroom in Detroit was a success, raising a total of $834, according to DBS board member Wolfgang Spider. The money will be used to purchase a headstone for the grave of Vernon "Boogie Woogie Red" Harrison, who has lied in an unmarked grave at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton Township since his death in 1992 at the age of 66. Any excess funds will be used for future memorial projects. Those wishing to donate to the project can send a check made out to the Detroit Blues Society with “Memorial Fund” noted on the memo line and mailed to: Memorial Fund, Detroit Blues Society, P.O. Box 488, Goodrich, MI 48438. Donations via the Internet may be made by PayPal on the link on the front page of the DBS website at www.detroitbluessociety.org. All donations are tax deductible.
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