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Concert raises school supplies for needy kids

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 10:04 a.m. CDT
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Brian Adams (left) and Gary Mullis with baskets of school supplies collected at the annual Country Music Show to Collect School supplies on July 20. Mullis organizes the drive every year, in which gospel, country, and bluegrass artists put on a concert where school supplies are donated as admission. Adams was the event emcee.

DeKALB – Several baskets of school supplies and backpacks were collected at the sixth annual Country Music Show to Collect School Supplies on July 20 at Feed'em Soup Community Project in DeKalb.

The backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to children in need throughout DeKalb County through the local Salvation Army.

Organizer Gary Mullis performed with other country, bluegrass and gospel performers. Admission to the concert was a donation of school supplies.

Each December, Mullis hosts a similar concert to raise toys for the Salvation Army to distribute at Christmas.