WCSO to Sponsor Country Music Festival, Fish Fry to Support Vets Memorial Museum
Everyone is invited to help support our veterans during the upcoming Country Music Festival and Fish Fry to be held 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 25th at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. All proceeds will go to benefit the Wilson County Veterans Memorial and Museum.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring the event, which will feature the “Gold Rush” Band and a number of special guests. Tickets for the benefit are $10 for the food and concert. Children accompanied by adults eat free.
There will be a Johnny Cash Tribute and an Elvis Tribute as well as special music and performances by Don Willis, a long-time musician who travelled with numerous talented performers nationally. Willis is also employed with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, the County Music Festival will feature local artists Karen Wheeler, John Crabtree, Brenda Allen and other country music entertainers whom many will recognize.
“We hope to see everyone support our veterans even if they cannot attend the concert and fish fry,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “Our soldiers have given so much for us, we feel helping build a place where people can learn about the sacrifices our veterans of past and present have made for us is the least we can do. By contributing to this event, you will help people learn for years to come about what our veterans have given and continue to give every day for America.”
The Country Music Festival and Fish Fry is one of a number of events scheduled to help fund the Wilson County Veterans Park and Museum. Phase One of the project was erected near the Wilson County Courthouse last year, which includes an eternal flame, POW-MIA monument, star-shaped fountain, monuments for all branches of the military and several flagpoles. Phases Two and Three of the project will include offices and a museum featuring a number of artifacts from various past and present wars.
Anyone who would like more information should call the Wilson County Veterans Office at 615-444-2460.