Southern Rock Cares to host poker run, concert

April 28, 2017

By Sarrah Peters
News Editor

Southern Rock Cares Cancer Charity will host a fundraising event on Saturday, April 29 at Convention Hall in Gadsden.

The event will feature music, a shrimp boil, a poker run and auctions. The event will begin at 12 p.m. and last until 12 a.m. All of the money raised goes to Southern Rock Cares, a charity organization that focuses on helping cancer patients. The group has assisted in paying for medicines, bills and even groceries, if necessary.

The concert will include performances by The Dead End Blues Band, Hatcreek Cowboys Wild West Show and Blues Brothers Revue, Charlie Allen with Special Guests, The Leah Seawright Band featuring former Alabama drummer Mark Herndon, Terry Padgett an Elvis impersonator and Preacher Stone, whose songs have been featured on Sons of Anarchy. Tickets for the concert are $9 at the door. For pre-event tickets, call 256-393-3225 or visit

The shrimp boil plates, available at 12 p.m., will have eight medium shrimp, coleslaw, smoked sausage, red potatoes and corn on the cob for $11. A hot dog with chips plate will be sold for $3 and a smoked sausage dog with chips plate will be sold for $5. Drinks and bottled water will be sold for $1. Food will be available from 12 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. After, 6:30 p.m., coolers are permitted for the concert.

Poker run registration begins at 11 a.m. at Convention Hall and ends at 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per motorcycle, $10 for an extra hand and $5 for a card swap. Prizes will be awarded for first through fourth place. 

Silent and live auctions and raffles will be held to auction off artist memorabilia, antiques and more. 

Combination tickets include a bike entry, a card swap, a concert ticket and a shrimp boil plate for $40.

For more information or tickets, call 256-393-3225 or visit

GCHS hosts Etowah County Special Olympics

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By Sarrah Peters News Editor On Friday, April 21, Gadsden City High School hosted the Etowah County Special Olympics. At 9 a.m., players took to the field for the opening ceremony. To fit the “There is a Superhero in All of Us” theme, students wore superhero themed clothing and carried superhero themed signs. The Etowah

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The Messenger Community Calendar

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In & around SEC baseball

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